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Front Entry and Staircase.

Sorry for not writing recently. We just returned from a magical trip to Disney World, and then promptly got sick. We are finally healthy and the laundry from the trip is finally clean and put away. It was the most enchanting time together with my sweet little family, a time away we very much needed… Continue reading Front Entry and Staircase.

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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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Door Knobs: An Opening to the Past.

  The first time I walked through our home I fell in love with the uniquely enchanting door hardware. Please reference this previous post highlighting our original door hardware: How do I love thee…let me count the ways.  Each door featured a different knob, a different back plate, a different story, a different feeling. Rather… Continue reading Door Knobs: An Opening to the Past.

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The Start to Summer and the End to the In Wall MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) Work.

June in Texas is actually one of my favorite moments of the year. I say moment because this delightful interlude between Spring and full blown Texas Summer is brief and fleeting, and I therefore try to soak up every moment of this idyllic “season”. It is warm enough to dip into the refreshingly cool pool,… Continue reading The Start to Summer and the End to the In Wall MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) Work.

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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.