Our 3-tab shingled roof was looking its age. In fact, I am guessing it was around 16 years old or so from the time they renovated our house back in 2002. Well, we had a couple of spots that were leaking over the past few months, the main area was in the kitchen, so we… Continue reading Roof Over Our Heads
Our mailbox was in dire need of a makeover. In fact, any time we’d get a mail delivery, the mailbox would be twisted one way or the another, and the door would be left open half the time, since the latch system was failing. Well, that needed to be addressed (hiiyo!), so we built a… Continue reading You’ve Got Mail!
Our house came with a little 200 sqft. detached garage, and up until a couple weeks ago, it has been a major catch-all / pit of despair! Structurally speaking, its got good bones and it’s in relatively sound shape. Sure, it can use a new roof, and maybe some small fixes to the siding, but… Continue reading Reclaiming The Garage!
What initially sold us on our house, was it’s awesomely sized backyard. Our poocher (#theGracieAllen) loves to run, play fetch, and get wild, so having a yard she could do this in, was a top priority. However, for the first few months of living here, we had to tether her up (sad face), since our… Continue reading Fenced Up
Well, it only took about… 4.5 months, but our first bathroom is finally completed! I’m sure it woulda gone a bit quicker if it was our only bathroom, but alas, we had our dag-nasty Master en Suite that we used for the last few months, until we found out the plumbing was leaking inside the… Continue reading Bath Time!
Most of the doors in our home are styled after the classic 3-panel Shaker design. During the 1940’s and 50’s, that turned out to be a rather prevalent style in our area. To our dismay, a handful of our doors were replaced with some plain ol’ cheapy hollow-cores. Why oh why would they do that?! Since… Continue reading A Door Able!
When we first walked through our house, we knew we were going to have some flooring issues to deal with. We had hopes of finding some decent hardwood flooring below all the laminate and carpeting, but alas, the extensive damage just didn’t work out in our favor. We even contemplated for a few days about… Continue reading Totally Dusted
So our living room gained a new entrance to our second bedroom the other day. The original entrance was off the kitchen; however, we decided to close that entrance off, and frame in a pantry and recessed spot for the fridge instead. Totally crazy, I know! But our kitchen is pretty dang small (barely 8… Continue reading Raise The Roof, I Mean Floor!
Well, what can I say, we finally got around to joining the home owners club. It sure has been a rather splendid time renting for the past decade or so, but we’ve decided, it’s time to make something our own! That, and finally having a fenced in yard for our poocher, the Gracie Allen. Priorities,… Continue reading What Have We Done?!