Tag Archive: Remodel

Dec 16

Granite countertops step 2


Well after Kenny did a great job jacking up our old countertops it was finally time to bite the bullet and have the new countertops installed.  We had been debating back and forth between two different colors, Giallo Ornamental Extra and Thyphoon Bordeaux.  We finally decided to go with the Giallo Ornamental Extra, it was less …

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Jan 31

Making a Great Room: Progress at Last

Texturing the Walls

We are still trucking along in an effort to complete our great room.  We resurfaced the fireplace, knocked down a wall separating our two living rooms, laid wood floors in half the den and have really been working hard.  Somehow in the midst of being pregnant and having a new baby things seemed to slow …

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Mar 28

Making a Great Room- Resurfacing the Fireplace Part 2

Around the Fireplace

Good news and bad news the good news is that the fireplace is almost finished the bad news is that it took is a few more days than we thought it was going to.  In my defense, I think I would have been able to get it done a few days faster if KU would …

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Mar 14

Making a Great Room – Resurfacing the Fireplace Part 1

Orginal Fireplace

Karen and I are trying to make our home feel as inviting and warm as it can be.  One of the major things that just seemed not to fit in our great room anymore is the pinks and blues of our brick fireplace.  Now we love how the brick looks on the outside of our …

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Jan 28

Kitchen Remodel- Finishing the Stone Tile

Finished Travertine Floor

After laying all the tile which you can read about by clicking here or check out all the things that Karen and I have done to the house by clicking on our list tab and scroll down to the remodeling section.  We were ready to finish the floor by putting in the grout lines.  Karen …

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Dec 17

Third Bedroom- Prepping the Floor

Undercut Saw

Karen and I have finally got our act together and started working on our house again.  It seems like we will do a few things and then do nothing for a few months at time and then get started back up.  I guess over the last couple of months we have had some extra motivation …

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Sep 16

Creating a Great Room: part III


This is part three of our adventure in creating a great room out of our two separate living rooms. To see part one of creating a great room, click here, to see part two click here. We had accomplished our goal of an arched opening between our two living rooms at the end of part two …

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Sep 01

Creating a Great Room: Part II


This is part two of our adventure in creating a great room out of our two separate living rooms.  To see part one of creating a great room, click here. The next thing we needed to do, now that we had removed the sheetrock and were down to the studs was build some sort of …

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Aug 26

Creating a Great Room: Part I


Our house, like so many lovely mid century ranch homes, came equipped with a standard living room (some people would call it a den) as well as a formal living room.  They were two separate rooms and somehow we seemed to only ever make use of the den.  Open floor plans are all the rage …

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Jul 22

Cleaning Up the Rubble:Backyard Remodel Part 1

Rubble 2

Karen and I have been working on our house off and on ever since we have been married.  We are really good at starting projects and getting them about 85% done.  About the time we are a couple of steps away from finishing we start another project.  For example, we tiled, painted, and accessorized the …

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