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Duplex Update: October House Tour

Well guys, the floors are sanded.  We have plumbing, hot water and heat.  And electricity.  And a tub and toilet in the bathroom.  And drywall in the kitchen. The house is starting to come together… FINALLY!  I’m not gonna lie, the whole “rehabbing houses” thing sounds a lot more glamorous than it actually is.  It’s really difficult and really gross, and the construction phase is way worse (and longer) than it looks on HGTV. Sometimes it feels like we’ve been doing a lot of work...

Fully Exposed

… Brick, that is! We love that the outside of our duplex is brick, but finding the same brick easily accessible on the inside felt like we were hitting the jackpot.  We first discovered it while we were chipping away at some of the plaster in the kitchen to put up our powder room wall frame.   We couldn’t help ourselves and kept going until the whole wall was exposed.  It needs some patch work, but it will be gorgeous when it’s all cleaned up. {These pictures are...

Duplex Update: Kitchen Design

Welcome back, friends.  I hope you are having a wonderful week!  We’ve been staying very busy at the house and actually have some good news this time.  Our kitchen layout is finalized, cabinets are ordered, and appliances are purchased!  There’s no looking back now. We showed you some photos of the kitchen in our last post, but haven’t shared the full floor plan.  Here’s my unprofessional attempt to make one (don’t judge!).   Those wall openings to the left of the cabinets and the...

First Order of Business

I hope you all had a great Labor Day Weekend.  It’s hard to believe that summer is over (although I’m secretly excited because fall is my favorite!) We’ve been trying to get as much done as we can before the cold weather sets in, but the more work we do on this house, the more projects we add to our to-do list.  It can be very overwhelming at times, but c’est la vie.  It will all be worth it when we finish!...