Monthly Archives: April 2010

What should I write about next?

If it’s Friday, then it’s “getting geared up to blog” day! Last weekend I wrote a whole bunch of posts and scheduled them to publish throughout the week – a first for me. It was a lot of fun to … Continue reading

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Latest obsession: night stands

About a week ago I started thinking more seriously about furnishing the master bedroom. One of the unresolved issues is night stands – the ones we were using when we moved out were both repurposed pieces from our last house … Continue reading

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Exterior Musings, Part II

Because changing the exterior of the house will require a permit revision from the city, we need to start getting down to business and making some decisions. Previously I shared some current photos of the front of the house, along … Continue reading

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Progress report: rough-in plumbing

Not the most enthralling of topics, but I’ll take progress wherever I can get it. Saturday’s visit revealed the plumber’s been at work, getting some of the plumbing guts in place. Besides showing the glorious new copper pipe (and another … Continue reading

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View photos (partial)

I brought my new zoom lens with me on my last house visit, and snapped a few experimental view shots with it out of my East facing side window (the north facing giant windows aren’t in yet). I’m also playing … Continue reading

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Beautiful things growing in the backyard

Let’s pause from all the renovation madness to appreciate all the wonderful flowering plants blooming in the back yard right now. I wish I knew what these are – if you do, please identify them in the comments. This is … Continue reading

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Envisioning… the TV Room

Our house has two original bedrooms on the main floor, both with big windows that get southern sun in the afternoons. Since we moved in we’ve always used one as a TV room and the other as “Josh’s office.” “Bedroom … Continue reading

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Now that the laundry decision is made…

we can really get down to designing the master closet. As you may recall, where to put the washer and dryer was a major topic of discussion (and a good measure of frustration) a few weeks ago. We told the … Continue reading

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Latest Progress

Today Josh and I made what is becoming a regular Saturday pilgrimage to the house, when we can stand wherever we want without worrying that rogue screws will fall on us (this happened last Tuesday) and enjoy the progress in … Continue reading

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Designing the master bedroom

When it comes to the master bedroom, not a whole lot is changing. Well, except that it will be about 4 inches smaller (we need to move a wall for a host of other reasons), will have all new windows … Continue reading

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