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Project Restoration:: Concrete and Kitchen Layout

The stone is finished and the concrete at the basement level looks great! I thought you might enjoy seeing the kitchen layout.  I’m so happy with Gary from Keith’s Custom Cabinets. He’s truly an artisan and has been able to interpret my vague ideas perfectly.  Most of my cabinets are made and we’re now ready […] Read more…

Project Restoration:: Stone and Porch Ceilings

greetings from the minnesota north woods! here’s where we are on the house; -the stone foundation is finished. -the concrete was poured at the walkout basement patio area. -the trim crew has begun. -the tile man is starting today, i think. -the porch ceilings are done. -the power is on and the air has been […] Read more…

Project Restoration:: Sheetrock, Paint, Hardwood and Tile

Warning:: Not much time or heart for blogging lately, so sorry for the dry litany of house stuff.   I just wanted to update you on the progress! After looking at forty eleven hardwood samples, we finally found one we both like. Cue the hallelujah chorus! It’s nothing like my inspiration picture because Stevie happened […] Read more…

The Workroom Design Files

I think this is my favorite design so far!! I’m so excited about this room. It’s a laundry room/craft room/office/schoolroom. And I knew that since the girls and I would be spending alot of time in here, I wanted it to be functional and organized but without sacrificing beauty. I wanted to be inspired by […] Read more…

Project Restoration:: White Hardie Siding

There’s been so much accomplished at the lake house this week that it’s almost hard to believe. Inside, we have plumbing, electrical, heat and air, central vac, sound and security roughed in!! Outside, we have soffit and siding going up like crazy. Steve and I have had many discussions about this white siding.    We […] Read more…

Project Restoration:: Covered Porch

I have a back porch!!! It’s gonna be so awesome back there. Our other house had a back deck that wasn’t covered and was much smaller. I think this one will be much more usable, even in the summer. The framers are working on my screen porch today—which makes me happy! The plumbers have started […] Read more…