This weekend we put in 3 (out of 6) new windows and started the trim… I pulled off all the vertical trim on the exterior and … Continue reading Windows and trim, v1.0
A few weeks ago we got our doors and jambs back from Houck’s Stripping. Actually, he had been bugging me for awhile, but I was trying … Continue reading Well-hung…doors
This weekend I finished up ALL the floors. I’m a big fan of the laminate floors now. In probably 20-24 hours of work, I was able … Continue reading We’ve got floors!!
This opinion piece by bunaglow author and expert Jane Powell ran in Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle. I found it to be a very thoughtful piece, and well worth sharing.
One of Ms. Powell’s most compelling arguments, which I think applies to most of us who are in the process of breathing new life into an old home or building, is that it may be far more healthy for our planet to retrofit an existing building using recycled and salvaged materials than it is to build something new, no matter how “green” the building materials may be. Continue reading ““Green building” not quite as simple as it sounds?”
I started working on the upstairs floors this weekend, and it’s amazing how fast these laminate floors go in. It took awhile to get into a … Continue reading New floors!
Today we picked up our 42 boxes of Pergo and brought them upstairs to acclimate. We’re going to start laying them down this weekend, but you … Continue reading A taste of the new floors (mmmm…..high density fiberboard!)
No, I’m not talking about the excessive amount of coffee I may have drank this morning but rather about the fact that we now have working … Continue reading Wired.