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I’m a dedicated shopper but even my mind boggles at the seemingly endless consumption that defines a major remodel. First, you’re shopping for basic infrastructure – things like rebar, cement, beams, 2 x 4s up through 4 x 8s, plywood, and a septic tank. Next, it’s infrastructure stage two – shingles, insulation, sheetrock and cement […]

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People ooo and ahhh about glass tile because it’s beautiful and it looks complicated, but it’s actually super easy to work with because it comes in one-inch squares. You don’t need to rent a big tile cutter and often you don’t even need to cut the tile – you can just move it around a […]

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Between the stainless shelves and appliances, granite counters, zinc counter, reclaimed  wood, reclaimed beadboard, and aqua and olive stained cabinets, we’ve got a lot going on in this little kitchen – so much so that figuring out what to do for a backsplash was quite the challenge. We thought of tile, naturally, but we were […]

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In early November, when the Guys left, I made a list of all the things we had left to do and we have been steadily whacking our way through it. Last week we made a ton of progress, working from 7 AM to 8 or 9 at night, except on the nights we went to […]

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I’d been dreading this moment for months, but now that it’s here, I’m pretty proud of myself. The Schoolhouse has five old windows left (and by old, I mean original, wavy glass and all). Two of them have the original 6 inch trim; the other three were trimmed in bargain-basement 3 inch modern trim. They […]

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