Category Archives: Renovations

Kitchen Tile Counter Removal

I was hoping to have some after pictures of our new counter tops, but they company installing them couldn’t travel with this crazy Wisconsin weather today. Instead, I will just have to show you what went into removing the old tile counter tops and the after photos will come later! On Thursday night I started […]

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How We Decided on Quartz Countertops

Today is a big day for our kitchen, because we are getting measurements done for our new quartz counter tops. This day has been a long time coming, because we have wanted new counter tops since we looked at the house. We currently have tile counters, which I don’t recommend to anyone. They are high […]

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TV Wall

2 kids have really pulled me away from blogging lately, but I’m going to do some catch up posts over the next few weeks and dive back into blogging. Let’s take a step back into May, shall we? Most of my recent pictures are taken with my cell phone camera which desperately needs updating, but […]

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Antique Mantel Makeover

As we finish up more projects in our first house, the fireplace is definitely my favorite. It started out so rough and has come a long way. Since the closet under the stairs is behind the mantle we decided to put in an electric insert. The whole mantle had to be stripped, sanded, and stained. […]

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Radiant Heat

When we bought our new house we knew we were taking a gamble with the in-floor heat. The house hadn’t been winterized properly and there was a good chance the heat didn’t work. Once we moved in we started to open up each zone. We have 7 zones. 1. The basement heat tubes were broken […]

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Starting the Master Bath

We have been living a crazy, busy life lately. We have had a lot of interest in our house and have our first showing today. We have been finishing a lot of projects, but really wanted to get the master bath started so buyers could really picture it finished however they would like. The master […]

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Porch Windows

The porch has turned out to be a bigger project than I had originally hoped. I had big plans to reglaze the old windows because they open all the way up and are really neat. Unfortunately, we just don’t have the time. $300 later we have some great new vinyl windows. Before: After: We had […]

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Starting the Porch

Yesterday was a big day for our porch. This room has been almost unchanged since we bought the house in 2011. We put in new windows on the side walls but the tongue and groove paneling looked terrible. The front wall looks good because we kept the original windows, and the ceiling is good. The […]

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Fast Forward

We are in crunch time to finish our first house and get it on the market. I have been terrible with updating the blog, but today I will catch you up! We have been going to town finishing trim. Ryan and my dad have been working hard on the window jambs and door trim. Meanwhile, […]

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Big Changes Ahead

When we bought our house we weren’t really looking for real estate.  We were both in college and just happened to see an ad for a really cheap house.  Everything just happened to work out right and we got a great deal on an awesome investment.  Well, it has happened again. After seeing 2 feet […]

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