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Laundry/Craft/Creative Room.

Our laundry room began as a bedroom with a fallen in chimney. It is now a buoyantly joyful spot in the home; perfectly functional for the daily task of laundry and ironing, but also delightfully inspiring for painting and creating. Please see this previous post for a more in depth look at the laundry room… Continue reading Laundry/Craft/Creative Room.

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We have power!

We have power! This is a huge step for our rather complicated project. Not only does it mean we are supremely close to completion, it also means we get to see our lighting fixtures brightly shining and our house warmly glowing. Here are some quick glimpses of our house aglow with warm interior light! Below:… Continue reading We have power!

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Laundry Room: A bridge between the past and the present.

Our laundry room is the touch point between old and new, past and present, yesterday and today. It is the connection between the original house and the addition. Rather than fully erase the past, we embraced some of these older features as opportunities to add not only visual but also functional connections to the past.… Continue reading Laundry Room: A bridge between the past and the present.

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Pulls, Handles, Latches, and Knobs.

The vast number of cabinet and drawer hardware choices precariously teeters upon the edge of limitless. Overwhelming describes the task facing anyone who undergoes the task of picking out their cabinet hardware. One must consider style, shape, size, finish, material, and mechanism (ring pull, bail pull, bin pull, drop pull, pull style latch, turn style… Continue reading Pulls, Handles, Latches, and Knobs.

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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.