Plans, plans, and more plans! Kitchen remodel.

Friday, August 04

13 JulyWe went in to Cabinet Designs of Central Florida and chose a cherry wood with reddish finish, which will match the cherry wainscoting in the entry hall. We are going with a two-tone kitchen, largely because the outside light is rather dim, and we want light to bounce around inside the kitc...


Removal of plants as preparation for termite tenting treatment.

Friday, August 04

Jack Hammer, LLC has spent a month at the property. We have decided to remove the shrubs around the house, and any trees that lean over the house, or are suspected to have disease.  Below is a photo of the large mango tree that is resting on the copper roof.Our contractor took down about two thi...


Insulated flexible ducting

Friday, August 04

We have been working all summer long with just two window units, one upstairs and one downstairs. That's how things were done a generation ago. We have the door open at the front of the house, and the windows open at the beach side of the house. A gentle (if warm) ocean breeze blows through.While...


Like an Atlas rocket: a whole lot of shaking going on!

Thursday, July 27

There were a variety of activities completed in the Merry Month of May. I have compared this project to an Atlas rocket launch at nearby Cape Canaveral: there is a lot of noise and shaking going on. But we haven’t left the pad yet. I’m going to post a brief overview:There were a variety of act...


Fish Ponds Fill Up, Fountains Activated for First Time

Thursday, July 27

It isn't pretty, but the fountains are working!  The previous owner had installed two koi ponds in the side yard of the property.  We hadn't been able to figure out the complexities of the pool controls, and we need to replace the sprinkler system in the near future.  We discovered that the ponds...


Electrical Panels going in, and cabinet design

Thursday, July 27

5 July Talked with Jeff from T&V Electric.  We had a verbal conversation previously, and now he wants to ensure that what he is planning on doing with the electrical system is also what we want him to do. We agreed that we need to make the house safe. Right now, there are loose wires, uncappe...