February 2014 Blog Posts (5)

Looking for help with oversized dormers

I am desperately seeking advice on how to improve the appearance of our house.  We purchased this house nearly 4 years ago (built in 1915) and have been renovating the interior ever since (think every room being taken down to the studs, custom mill work, new windows, etc).  Perhaps we should have started with…


Added by laura oldenburg on February 25, 2014 at 5:31pm — 2 Comments

upstairs bathroom renovation

So we finally decided to tackle the upstairs bathroom.  It has been a pain in my side since the day we moved in.  The plumbing was bad, there were no outlets, cracked toilet and measuring 48 square feet....SMALL.  Nobody liked going in there.  It was a total gut job and the only thing in there that remained original was the window casing.....which was covered in about 100 years worth of bad paint decisions.  My oh my....the things you find when you start digging....anyways I thought I'd…


Added by Ali Aitken on February 18, 2014 at 2:17am — No Comments

Demo done - mostly

We finished up the demo today.  The lath is still up but we feel like we can move forward with plumbing bids now.  Spent the day pulling plaster down to see a "new" to me way to do it. Using a circular saw to cut the depth of the plaster and the lath cut on either side of studs and pull the whole section plaster and lath at the same time.  The plus side to this method is less mess and faster but I can see that if you are not sure what is behind the walls or have trouble finding the studs…


Added by Nick Wylie on February 11, 2014 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Light at the end of the tunnel!

It's been a long 3 1/2 years to complete the renovations on our home. I would be lying to myself if I said we will be completely finished..because I know the exterior will be next. lol 

We are investing in our own molder so we can duplicate the trim that I am running out of.. 2 bedrooms left to finish and another bathroom that needs tile.

I'm really getting excited about the extra room . It's been hard living in 4 rooms but we did it!  We have renovated this awesome home and…


Added by Paige Meyer on February 10, 2014 at 6:43am — No Comments

Really! Glue, Deck nails , and Caulk!!!!!!

Spent time working on removing all of the trim around doors, windows, baseboard, and wainscoting.  This would not have been such a big deal if the previous owner during a 1980's "update" did not use construction adhesive or wood glue, spiral deck nails, and caulking where the trim meets the wall not just in a few places but on every piece.  It made the removal, especially since I was trying to save as much as possible, very slow and tedious.  I only get about 4-6 hours a week to work on this…


Added by Nick Wylie on February 6, 2014 at 10:09pm — 1 Comment

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