Tag Archives: After
Craig and I thoroughly enjoy remodeling homes for resale. The properties we choose are loaded with potential especially if they have been neglected. It is tempting to pull out all the stops and transform each home into a dream house. … Continue reading
Paint can be a valuable tool for restoring a room. This attic loft we remodeled last summer had nicotine stained walls. Here’s what a fresh coat of paint can do… Paint, however, can be quite fickle. Many people have found … Continue reading
There is something magical about a fresh start. New Year’s Day, Sundays, and mornings. Love them all. There’s a reason why I get chills when Annie belts out “Tomorrow.” Hope may be part of my infatuation with Before & After … Continue reading
Here’s more Before & After pictures of one of the previously unheated bedrooms: Note: Can you believe how beautiful those floors are? Just sanded them and put on three coats of polyurethane. I love uncovering beauty.
When I saw this bedroom for the first time… I pictured Laura and Mary Ingalls… nightcaps on and snuggled under heavy quilts. This is Minnesota. It gets cold here in the winter, and this rehab project house had no heat … Continue reading
A bathroom is one of my favorite rooms to rehab. The goal is to create a cheerful, relaxing space, often on a strict budget. Julia, at Hooked On Houses.com, has a post today correlating the “happiness” of a home to … Continue reading
Inexpensive tweaks here and there can improve the use of space in a house. This upstairs hallway had a closet. The bedroom next to the hall closet did not have its own closet. While you can use a wardrobe for … Continue reading
I grew up in California. In the Golden State people wear flip flops all year long, roses bloom in February, and car ports protect the Porsches. Now I live in Minnesota. It gets cold in the winter. Very. Cold. I … Continue reading
I have three kids. I totally understand how this could happen… Someone’s offspring used a pen to carve words into wood paneling and then attempted to scratch out the graffiti. The words may have still been legible because the child … Continue reading
Ugly carpet is like a battle weary Medieval Knight who gives all he has to protect his Lady in Waiting. Must. Stop. Watching. Ladyhawke.