One of my first studio projects in college was a retrofit of an old church into a residence. Unlike now, when I have 15+ clients at any given time, I devoted an embarrassing amount of time and thought to this project. So much time and thought that I remember it better than some projects from… Continue reading Retrofit Me: A Home in a Church
After living without a sink for about 2 months (felt like 6 months), struggling to install the sink for 2 days (felt like 6 days) we finally got our sink hooked up and functional! And when I say "we" I mean Dave got our sink hooked up and functional. I would celebrate but I'm too… Continue reading The Summer of Our Discontent: This Old House Part 6
We are close to the end of our kitchen renovation journey! It's been a lot of work (mostly for Dave) and quite stressful at times, but the part that I thought would be the most stressful turned out to be the least stressful, and things that I had not accounted for caused me the most… Continue reading How to Survive a Kitchen Remodel in a Small House: 7 Tips
A few weeks ago I shared my romantic comedy storylines for the kitchen sink. I wish I had similar flights of fancy about the kitchen faucet, but I tend to look at faucets as highly utilitarian. Utilitarian, yet I do expect them to look like a supermodel. I think I want my kitchen faucet to be the… Continue reading My Search for a Kitchen Faucet: Yes, but is it a good conversationalist?
I am at the point in my kitchen remodel where I am questioning the entire Interior Design industry and the deceptions that are Pinterest and Instagram. Why do I feel the need to update my kitchen? It worked just fine before. Yes, it was dark and the cabinets were over 60 years old, but it… Continue reading Good Ol’ Days: Heat, A Snorkeling Mask and Plaster – This Old House Part 5
Do you really need ice? The first weekend we tore up the kitchen (read about that here) we moved the refrigerator across the room to let more light into the room. We never hooked the water line up and we were suddenly sans ice. I thought Dave was waiting on moving the water line, but I… Continue reading The Cult of the Porcelain Light Socket: This Old House Part 4
I never took any before photos of the kitchen in the 1930's house we have now, except for this one corner It's a small, dark kitchen that, according to my mom, feels like a dead end. It's 1960's pine cabinetry with one small window. It's a tile floor that reminds me of an auto parts… Continue reading DIY Home Renovation Project in a Weekend: What NOT to Do