Home Renovation One

A Preview Of Our First…Real Renovation

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The majority of our construction experience has been in new construction versus renovation. We were very involved in the design of our previous homes and we pretty much built our cabin by ourselves....with alot of help from our friends! That experience alone taught us a lot about all aspects of building and innovative design ideas.…

Working Under Wall Cover

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The first job we needed to tackle inside our reno house was all of the wall cover. Before we could really see the condition of every wall we needed to remove a variety of so called decorative materials that I never wanted to look at again. I started with removing some of the paneling in one of the bedrooms. Which was only…

Plaster Walls No More!

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Our home renovation project is already getting off to a larger scope of work than originally intended. The hope was to be able to repair the plaster and move on to the next project. However, even before consulting with a professional, we could see that there were just too many cracks, holes, and weak areas…

Our New Granite Gray Siding

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While we were busy at work on the inside of the house, things were also happening on the outside. The replacement windows were installed first thing! We also hired one contractor to tear down the old enclosed porch and build a new covered deck. At the same time we had a crew working on installing a…

Putting Together The New House Design

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Now that we basically have the house gutted, it is time to get to work on laying out our new house design. The majority of the changes are happening in the bathrooms and kitchen. In fact, one of the bathrooms didn't even exist before! Here is a look at the house design in the prints…

A Welcoming New Foyer!

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Finally, we can start revealing the finished renovation of our first project! I think a good place to start is with the foyer of the home. As you may remember, this home's foyer was anything but welcoming. In fact, it pretty much screamed "Run the other way as fast as you can!!!" Here is a…

Top Of Stairs Rework

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One of the areas of the house I was most happy to have fixed was the rework that we did upstairs. More specifically, the area directly at the top of the stairs. Originally, there was a small bedroom that had it's door opening at the stair top. But, there was not a landing! It actually…

The Master Bath Addition

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Originally, this house had one very small bathroom on the main floor. When I say small, I am not kidding. You could barely walk through it sideways. I don't know when indoor plumbing became part of this home but the bathroom was definitely an after thought. Anyway, besides adding a couple of feet in width…