Monthly Archives: August 2014

My dream kitchen has white cabinets, white quartz counters (or marble, if I’m dreaming) and a white backsplash.  Anthony, however, was adamant against an all white kitchen.  He claims it looks sterile.  I couldn’t disagree more!  Unfortunately for me, this was one of those times where he had an opinion where he wasn’t going to budge.  So, […]

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Refinish hardwood or install carpet?  That was the debate when it came to 2nd floor flooring.  I wanted hardwood, Anthony wanted carpet.  To win my case, I argued that we could save $3,000 if I refinished the floors myself.  When it came to saving money, Anthony agreed.  And so I began searching tutorials for DIY refinishing […]

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Demolition in this house seemed to go on for months.  For some reason we couldn’t get all the ugly out of the house in the beginning.  As we move on to the second floor, let’s start with some before pictures. The hallway had zero personality.  Not only is it small and narrow, it was lined with […]

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A new semi-open kitchen did wonders for this little house.  We chose Shenandoah cabinets in maple, with a Shaker style door in white linen.  Some people are appalled at white painted cabinets, but my motto was “light and fresh” for house #2. On our previous house, Anthony helped his friend put our cabinets in.  He decided […]

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Hello pile of hardwood! So, maybe you noticed that oak hardwood.  Why not refinish it?  Because sometimes little things really bother me.  Namely, transition strips.  In order to put hardwood where the tile used to be, we would have had a 3/4″ rise, and therefore transition strips.  Nope.  Not gonna happen.  Not in my tiny house.  Bring on the new […]

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