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Trim on the walls: Icing on the cake.

Trim on the walls of a home is much like icing on a cake. Could you live in a home without trim? Yes. Could you eat cake without icing? Yes. However, without trim and without icing there is a rough unfinished quality, a raw incomplete nature, an overexposure of every tiny imperfection. Trim and icing… Continue reading Trim on the walls: Icing on the cake.

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Living Room Progress.

Sorry for the absence as of late. The end of our sweet and slow summer and the beginning of our full year ahead took a bit of getting used to. Anyways, the house is humming along at a nice pace. Today we will focus upon the living room fireplace. Our living room is one of… Continue reading Living Room Progress.

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Cabinetry

Our cabinets are installed and they are everything and more than we expected. Solidly built, Shaker style, proportionally arranged, aesthetically beautiful, and cleverly useful. Mostly everything went in perfectly, but as always, there were some things that just didn’t fit. So with a few deep breaths, and cuts, everything now fits together just as snugly… Continue reading Cabinetry

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Floors Glorious Floors!

This is a rather quick post, and I will follow up with further information on the specific features and stains of the old and new hardwood floors, but I wanted to share some pictures of our quickly moving project! By the way, the wood floors were delivered two days ago, and all of the installation… Continue reading Floors Glorious Floors!

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Finishing the Drywall and Moving Forward.

I still cannot believe that we now have fully defined rooms thanks to the drywall installers. Not only did they make quick work of a big and rather complex project, they also happily sang the days away while cutting, hanging, and finishing the drywall. They were a delightful group to be around, and I am… Continue reading Finishing the Drywall and Moving Forward.

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Drywall!

Side by side, the girls love to watch the world go by. Enjoying our slow summer days! Who knew I would ever be so excited about drywall? I honestly thought it was just an easy thing to check of the millions of things on our massive to do list. But no. This moment is monumental.… Continue reading Drywall!

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Home: Insulation from weather and life.

Home physically protects us from the cold winter winds and the scorching summer sun. Home emotionally protects us from the unpredictable and unexpected turns of life. The love in a home is vital, it is the heartbeat, it is the life, it is what makes this often sad and challenging world a safe and happy… Continue reading Home: Insulation from weather and life.