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Kelley

Changing the Kitchen Layout

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  When we purchased this house, one of the big considerations was the fact that expensive, important, and un-sexy work had already been done – the roof had recently been replaced, the foundation repaired (quite substantially), and the sewage lines had been replaced. This was tens of thousands of dollars worth of work, the kind of […]

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Kelley

Installing Nail-Down Oak Flooring

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Rightly or wrongly, we dove into the kitchen renovation with one immediate goal: get the flooring down so that we could put the new appliances in. As I mentioned in the last post, we ended up purchasing appliances during a Memorial Day sale when our dishwasher officially kicked the bucket, and by Independence Day weekend […]

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Kelley

Life These Days: Summer 2016

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Life These Days: Summer 2016

WOW, it’s been a long while since I wrote anything – over a year since any real home improvement. But to be honest, we haven’t had any DIY mojo over the last year (and truthfully we haven’t had any DIY budget, either). We focused on other hobbies and general life, and very little got done around […]

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Kelley

Kitchen Floor Demo

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So I’m glad to say that we followed through on what we started in ripping out the kitchen floor. I am sad (but unsurprised) to report, however, that of course things didn’t go according to plan (or at least the result wasn’t to plan). We decided to cram this whole event into a weekend – […]

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Kelley

The Kitchen Floors

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That title isn’t a typo – I meant floors, as in more than one. There haven’t been any updates lately because, well… we haven’t really been doing anything around the house. Side projects have taken up time (me: learning to sew, Alex: learning … Playstation?), and we don’t have the money to tackle the project that […]

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Kelley

Bathroom Remodel: Week 5 Recap (Inching towards the finish line)

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So last week, we had to call in reinforcements in our mad-dash towards the move date. It’s been one week since that post, and I’m happy to say that our deadline has whooshed past… so it’s behind us, one way or another. Here’s the good news: we had a working bathroom just in time for […]

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Kelley

Bathroom Remodel: Week(end) 4.5 Recap

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Asking for help is hard. I don’t like to impose on people, and I definitely don’t like to owe anyone any favors. But there comes a time when you just need to suck it up and ask for help… and that time is when you’re days away from moving into a house that has no […]

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Kelley

Bathroom Remodel: Regrets

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Here’s my “shoulda woulda coulda” confession of this renovation… I would not call myself a perfectionist per se, but I do spend an awful lot of time fixating on mistakes, and feeling guilty for not doing as good of a job as I could have (probably normal, right?). And this bathroom project is providing plenty of material […]

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Kelley

Bathroom Remodel: Week 4 Recap

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I am about to say something that I don’t think I’ve gotten to say thus far in our bathroom renovation journey — things are actually humming along pretty well at the moment & I think (hope?) that we’re actually on target to hit our deadline. This deadline, by the way, is 8/28, or 6 days […]

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Bathroom Remodel: Week(end) 3 Recap

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So, before the weekend began, I laid out what seemed like a reasonable list of four tasks to accomplish over the weekend (while we still had my mom in town to watch the little guy). It seemed perfectly reasonable at the time. But, as per usual, I grossly overestimated our ability and / or underestimated […]

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