The drywall was hung, taped, and textured and now its ready for me to get on with painting. I have a quick decision to make. Help!
I finally pulled out the tired green wall-to-wall carpet in my living room and revealed ... a lovely warm toned and dense grained hardwood floor underneath. I'm so happy I can't stop rubbing my hands together in glee.
A little insight into my ranch's inception. It, along with some 300 other local homes, was built in 1952 by a local contractor. Today, I find out a little more.
Having passed the framing and electrical inpsections, the next direct step for the basement was to finish up the insulation. For the first time ever, this task turned out to be easier than I expected.
Yesterday the new flooring for the basement was delivered. I'm not quite ready to install it but I do have a sample on the floor already!
n what was actually one of the easiest steps in the whole basement project - a day and a half of concentrated work by me, my dad, and our fabulous electrician Terry Kuehn - we made some of the most concrete-feeling progress. We've created order from chaos from order!
The basement framing has been proceeding in the background of several other projects and is starting to finally come together. The electrician is scheduled to come out and work with me on wiring in the next few weeks!
One of the most fun (and easy) things I did to the house last year was painting the front door. Here's how I exactly matched the mailbox.
Nothing shows the importance of insulation like an IR thermometer. It is best used when the temperature differential between inside and outside is greatest - mid summer or winter.
Insulated blinds are one of my favorite micro updates. Additionally you win privacy, controls over your daylight and a stylish update to your aesthetics. Win. Win. Win.