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Showers become transportive, the stress of the day melts away as the water cascades. Curbless showers allow the floor design to carry seamlessly into the shower itself. 40 more words


Looking For The Low Light

This mist of busyness plus the-rest-of-life-ness has been continuing. The kitchen project is racing forward all of a sudden it seems. Suffice to say that the kitchen I’ve known for the last two years is no more, just an empty space with shockingly dirty walls…I guess twenty-six of life and action will do that to a place. 363 more words

The Creative Life

An old factory in Lille

It is hard to believe this beautiful place was once a factory! The owners completely renovated the place and they had two main objectives in mind… Replacing the large windows with identical ones and installing a concrete floor throughout the main living area. 48 more words


Kitchen Updates

When I moved into this house, every wall was painted a neutral tan. It wasn’t ugly, but I wanted some variety.

My first step in updating the kitchen was to paint it a lovely shade of orange. 208 more words

Floor Stripping

We don’t know what the heck the finish is on these like-new oak floorboards we picked up from Craigslist, but it’s on thick!  At first, Nathan tried to scrape the finish off with his scraper plane and other hand tools, but they dulled before he got very far.   277 more words


6 Tips To Reduce Stress When Renovating

Could creating a beautiful bathroom or the kitchen of your dreams wreak havoc on your life? In one word, yes. High expectations, ballooning budgets, things that go creak (and crash and boom) in the night, a phalanx of strangers coming and going and limited access to those amenities you’ve grown accustomed to – like running water and working appliances – can get to anyone. 604 more words