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Wood Stove Installed

One of our longest home improvement struggles to date has finally (essentially) drawn to a close.  After a year and change worth of conflicting inspections, assessments and estimates from half a dozen contractors and vendors, we have a functioning wood … Continue reading

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Basement Moisture and Repointing

Most of our home improvement work over the past couple of months has been cosmetic stuff – getting the nursery ready and so forth.  But now it’s time to get back to work on some more structural issues.   For … Continue reading

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Finishing the Front Hall

This post is a ways overdue.  Right around Christmas we put the finishing touches on the front hallway, which had partially-carpeted walls when we moved in and languished in a state of unfinished drywall for the last several weeks of … Continue reading

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Hallway Drywall

So, clearly it’s been some time since our last post.  There’s actually been a fair amount going on around Minnisingh.  We’ve left the wood stove fiasco behind for the time being (waiting until the spring to look into masonry quotes … Continue reading

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Renovation Updates

As you can tell if you scroll through our recent updates, we haven’t been doing too much in the way of home renovation over the last couple months since we’ve been focusing most of our energies on the garden and … Continue reading

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Finishing Touches in the Living Room

We’re so close to having a livable living room.  So close.  The sheetrock is up; the molding is stripped, stained, and sealed; and the walls and ceiling are painted.  I also undertook a pretty intensive intermediary mopping job to get … Continue reading

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Cover-Up

We got a lot of great feedback from our last post about the living room walls.  In the end, we did decide to hang sheetrock rather than re-plastering the walls.  We really appreciated all the advice about DIY skim coating, … Continue reading

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Intro Demo

As soon as the closing was finished, Tina had no doubt as to where she wanted to start fixing the place up.  One of the most notable aesthetic features of Minnisingh at the time of purchase was the proliferation of … Continue reading

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