After walls: installation of new kitchen

Saturday, July 27

In looking for the right kitchen for this renovation I’d been looking online and through magazines. The subject house is a colonial style, and we wanted to match the style of the house with a new kitchen that would be appropriate to the style of the house. I found a kitchen that I wanted to emu...


No, you can’t just take a wall down; a word about supporting walls.

Tuesday, July 09

Continuing with our beach-side renovation. To recap: we have tented for termites, refinished floors, installed windows and doors, had electrical panel and wiring updated. The kitchen was down to the studs and we came back out with insulation, Sheetrock and rough plumbing. Additionally, we had re...


From Bare Framing to Walls: Insulation and Sheetrock

Friday, January 11

Continuing with our beachside Florida renovation…We had already taken down the walls on a quest to find where water was intruding and causing damage. We got a "red tag” for doing demolition without a permit, while looking for the source of water intrusion. Whoops! The situation was made right ...


Flooring: Porcelain Tiles & Refinishing Wood

Saturday, December 29

This bright Christmas Palm lends some seasonal color outside our Florida renovation.Our family has been tackling some mighty floor projects.  As the proverb says: many hands make light work.  My husband and I were thankful to have our three children assist with improving the floors of our beachsi...


Plumbing and Electric in Laundry room

Sunday, December 23

In my last post, we'd had the local building inspector come out.  He met the guys from Bob’s Electric. The electricians explained to him what they did to rewire the kitchen, and Cliff gave us the OK for a completed pre-wall inspection and closed out the permit. We can now put up walls in the ki...


Hurricane Impact Window & Door Installation

Wednesday, December 12

We’ve been working on a renovation on an older wooden frame house, located in Florida. The age and dampness of the locale caused rot, mold and a termite playground.Installation of doors and windows, new sidingQuick steps: plans, obtain permit, new header + doors, inspection, close permitWe want t...