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The kitchen at my Inglewood Cottage project needed some creativity to get to the shape it's in today- fabulous!! (Professional photos by Zach Goodyear.)Here are some of the challenges that were overcome:1. Open the wall up between the kitchen and dining area and make it an arch to make the other ...
03/15/2010
It's been a while since I wrote about the Inglewood Cottage project. I finished my part to let the homeowners get everything painted before they put it on the market. I wanted to wait until after they were finished to get some final pictures.Somehow, this home from the 1940's has retained much of...
03/13/2010
I need to digest an accumulation of thoughts I've had after reading some books about how we connect. Currently, I'm reading a book from Daniel Lapin called Thou Shall Prosper. He covers a lot of ground, but particularly, I'm struck by his description of how wealth is created when people cooperate...
01/23/2010
After installing the patio door (see this post) I got to add a couple porch lights to this East Nashville home. Adding wiring in an older home like this has a tendency to be a nightmare at times, because the wires are inaccessible and the walls are plaster. I didn't run into these problems on thi...
01/12/2010
Yesterday, I wrote about Remodeling Magazines current Cost vs. Value report. (www.CostVsValue.com). It's the results of their research into what projects hold the most value when it comes to selling your home.Anyway, here's my opinion on the subject... I'd say that the most profitable projects ar...
01/05/2010
There are many motivating reasons for improving your home. Most of the time it's because you'll enjoy the results, but often it's also because you want your home to be more attractive to future homebuyers.As you consider different projects to tackle you might want to check out Remodeling Magazine...
01/05/2010
After seeing the results of one of my recent projects where I opened up the wall in one of their neighbor's kitchens (this project), these homeowners decided to have me do the same to their home. It's always a rewarding project when you get to be part of such a dramatic transformation in such a s...
12/14/2009
I was installing crown moulding at my current kitchen remodel and thought I'd cover some tips for installing it. Let's start with those pesky outside corners. How do you get them to match up just right?The first step is to get the cuts right. See yesterday's post for that lesson. Then, before I w...
08/29/2009
A Dishwasher can be a huge time saver and add convenience to your life. However, if you don't have one, it can be quite inconvenient to put one in. I installed one from scratch at my kitchen project in Inglewood and thought I'd cover the basics for you. 1. Make a spot for it. Dishwashers need a 2...
08/19/2009
I finished up my kitchen project in East Nashville this week. It was fun to see it transform from the linoleum flooring, laminate counters and outdated tile to having a glass tile backsplash, butcher block countertops and travertine stone flooring.To read all the posts from this project, click he...
08/14/2009
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