First Floor Half Bath

First Floor Half Bath

The half bath is an example of, no matter how much brainstorming you do, you can change your mind and come up with something awesome last minute. I did a lot of brainstorming for the half bath, picking out multiple iterations of designs and purchases. In...

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The Library

The Library

The Library is everyone's favorite room in the house. It boasts 3 sets of arched french doors, built-in bookcases, and a fireplace. Now that I have some furniture in it, it is definitely a room I spend a lot of time in. Nearly every morning, I sit in front...

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First Floor Half Bath Planning

First Floor Half Bath Planning

The first floor half bath is the most used bathroom in the house. It sits right next to the new office that was painted green and it has white tiles that go halfway up the plaster walls. Here's are some looks for inspiration.  Inspiration #1:...

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First Floor Office

First Floor Office

I'm super excited for my next project to be my office. My office space has bounced around, but due to pipes leaking, an opportunity has presented itself for me permanently work in a warmer, stylish space. Here are some ideas.  Room Inspiration...

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The Castle Gets a Brand New Boiler

The Castle Gets a Brand New Boiler

I think when most people buy a new home, they spend their hard-earned saved money on new furniture and decor. Well, this isn't the case when you buy an old home, or a castle. Old infrastructure has to come first.  I knew from the home inspection and...

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Main Floor Office

Main Floor Office

After a year of looking at a dreary, desolate, poorly kept office space, we decided to quickly and fairly cheaply give this room a makeover. This room has been many things to many people over the years - a den, a bedroom, probably another office. It is one...

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Decorating the Castle for Christmas

Decorating the Castle for Christmas

It can be daunting to move into a new home and figure out how to decorate it for the holidays. While many people might have an old home's worth of decorations, I moved from an apartment to a 4100 square foot home. I am very lucky, but also had a lot of...

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Designing the Laundry Room

Designing the Laundry Room

Ahh. The laundry room. As you can see from the photo to the left, it was a bit of a clean slate - if a clean slate had pipes everywhere and outlets in opposite locations from where they should be.There were a lot of steps in this small project. To really...

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Mold Removal – Lower Bathroom and Laundry Room

Mold Removal – Lower Bathroom and Laundry Room

Not all home projects are fun projects. Since moving into the home a year ago, I've had 3 major projects creep up - each forcing me to stop everything to deal with the issue. First the boiler, then the ceiling leaks, and now.... mold. There was a sewage problem in the...

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Redoing the Dining Flagstone Floor

Redoing the Dining Flagstone Floor

One of the first major projects I tackled in the house was redoing the flagstone dining room floor. When I first looked at the house, I fell in love with the floor - who has stone floors like this in their house?! They were in rough shape, though - the...

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