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Archive for June, 2010

Today we were talking with Vincent about the kitchen. I told him about my visit to Home Depot and how much trouble I was having coming up with a plan that worked around the windows. He said, “Why don’t we move them?” Here’s the thing. If you aren’t a contractor or builder, you don’t necessarily […]

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Now that we own a schoolhouse, we make detours to see others, and so far all the ones we’ve seen have cupolas. We’ve been thinking that when we re-do the roof on this one, we’ll add a cupola – we even found directions on how to make one online, and bought the louvered door that […]

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We’re not out of money yet but we know we will be. At the same time, we’ll need a lot of plants to make the property look halfway decent. I’ve been turning something over in my mind for a while and today I acted on it: plant propagation. We’ve spent a lot of money on […]

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Using the specs from the appliances we bought and a shelf of kitchen design books, I’ve started working on laying out the kitchen. I’ve learned that the ideal triangle (refrigerator to stove to sink) is 15 to 22 feet (with the shortest leg between the sink and stove), that the dishwasher needs to go next […]

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Look at any kitchen design book or how-to-plan-your-kitchen pamphlet handed out at a home supply store and you’ll learn you need to choose your appliances first. This makes sense: appliances take up a fair amount of space, and their placement, and the relationship between them, determines the size and shape of your cabinets. We’d done […]

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