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Mid Point Status Updates: Living Room, Dining Room, and Office.

I am still sick and now Evie, the 2 year old is sick. Bunker and Bridget are so far holding strong against the wave of illness, and I hope that continues at least until tomorrow night after Bridget’s big ballet recital! Well, life goes on, and so does the renovation. Thanks to everyone who has… Continue reading Mid Point Status Updates: Living Room, Dining Room, and Office.

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Mid Point Status Updates: Powder Bath and Basement.

I have a cold. Not just the sniffles. This is the cold that actually makes you think you might be patient zero of a new super cold. I wish that I could just push the pause button and let myself recover for the next few days, but alas, I have a two year old who… Continue reading Mid Point Status Updates: Powder Bath and Basement.

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Mid Point Status updates: Front Entry.

I thought this would be a good point in the project to check in on our before and during pictures. We broke ground on the renovation┬álate November 2016, and we plan to be all snuggled up in our┬áhome for 2017 Halloween trick-or-treaters. That being said, I, the eternally unrealistic optimist, think we will be in… Continue reading Mid Point Status updates: Front Entry.

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Uncovering a Secret Staircase.

Staircase time lapse. On the left is Evie on the front stairs May 2016. On the right is Evie on the newly opened back staircase March 2017. A dream come true. One of the most enchanting and intriguing features of our home is the front entry staircase area. It is not a central hall home,… Continue reading Uncovering a Secret Staircase.

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Small daily changes: Final interior framing edition.

This entry will focus on the rest of the addition interior framing. After this post we can treat the addition and the existing house as one entity. To see the past small daily changes editions please check out these links: foundation, exterior, kitchen. Below: The girls running through the kitchen and into the den. April… Continue reading Small daily changes: Final interior framing edition.

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Small daily changes remembered: Kitchen interior framing edition.

This installment of our daily changes remembered series will focus on the kitchen interior framing. Here are links to the two previous daily changes remembered posts: foundation and framing. Tonight we will focus on the kitchen. Below are several photos from February 28th. The photo below looks directly into the kitchen from the new den area. I am… Continue reading Small daily changes remembered: Kitchen interior framing edition.

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Small daily changes remembered: Exterior framing edition.

So in my last post Small daily changes remembered: Foundation edition, we covered a lot of ground in regards to the addition foundation. My husband, Bunker, takes almost daily photos of our project documenting the small daily changes that will soon add up to a fully constructed addition and fully renovated home! Today we will… Continue reading Small daily changes remembered: Exterior framing edition.