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Wood floors gleaming again!

Our wood floors (both old and new) are fully refinished and stained. Please see this previous post for further information on our wood floors: Floors glorious floors. We matched the original wood stain as closely as possible; a deep antique brown with hints of red to add a glowing warmth (75% Rosewood and 25% Red… Continue reading Wood floors gleaming again!

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Follow up on the Front Fireplace.

Tonight we will follow up upon my previous post: Front Room Fireplace. I wish we knew what the original fireplace looked like. We know the view below was never seen by the original home owners. Although this newer layout featured an attractive contemporary stone fireplace and handsome cabinetry, it lacked depth and character. This wall… Continue reading Follow up on the Front Fireplace.

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What lies beneath?

What lies beneath the carpet on the staircase? This is a question I have wondered for about a year and a half. We left the staircase carpet in place during the remodeling process in an effort to protect the wood beneath. And now, as we are nearing the end of our project, it was finally… Continue reading What lies beneath?

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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!