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New carpet under foot

New carpet under foot

After years of living with outdated, dirty, stained cranberry carpet, we now have brand new clean neutral carpet that is wonderfully un-trendy. Lowes went above and beyond.
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old family room colors

The Eye of the Beholder

An apology for criticizing the previous owner's decorating style. Trends come and trends go. Paint colors are easy to change.
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The Joy of Painting

The Joy of Painting

I spent the weekend transforming our family room with a fresh coat of paint. It was a simple project, but not everything went smoothly.
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The steel shed

The steel shed

Options for storage sheds. Assembling a steel shed.
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Direct Buy: Deal or Scam?

Direct Buy: Deal or Scam?

You've probably seen the commercials (whether the 30 second or the half hour version) for Direct Buy, promising “insider prices”
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kitchen

The Kitchen Remodel: Gallery

Photo gallery of our completed kitchen remodel.
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The Major Renovation: Contractors’ work complete!

The Major Renovation: Contractors’ work complete!

After a 6 month delay, the contractors returned to tackle the final items on the punch list and complete their part of the work.
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In defense of popcorn

In defense of popcorn

Why did we choose to apply popcorn texture to our living room ceiling when everyone else is removing theirs?
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The Major Renovation: Tying up loose ends

The Major Renovation: Tying up loose ends

After the contractors left, we still had to put our house back together. I had my own punch list to take care of before they were to return to take care of theirs.
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laundry

Hanging a four foot cabinet, solo

Hanging a four foot wide cabinet alone is not difficult, as long as you have a plan.
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The Attic Renovation: The Finished Product

The Attic Renovation: The Finished Product

A dozen photographs of the finished attic: two bedrooms plus the hallway closet.
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The Attic Renovation: Lighting and Heating

The Attic Renovation: Lighting and Heating

The light fixture choices for the second floor bedrooms and hallway. Zoning the boiler.
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