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we resolve to stick with this resolution. . .

four months late. so its been over two years since we overhauled our kitchen and over a year since we updated this blog . . . our sincerest apologies. between tiny human, work endeavors, the incessant desire to attempt to … Continue reading

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a handy-dandy pot filler.

. . . cause that is what everyone needs . . . in our initial design of the kitchen, we took into account all the things we wanted and all the things we needed. during those initial discussions, we resourced … Continue reading

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the touch, the feel of . . . granite?

being married to a stone carver makes for an interesting adventure when picking out stone. i am, by nature, a fairly conservative individual when it comes to style — especially when it comes to spending substantial money on something that … Continue reading

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and the award goes to . . .

my husband. while away on a trip with my mother, my amazing husband accomplished this: he relocated recessed lighting (ugh, rookie mistake here, see future post), added electrical plugs, had the plumbing finished, and installed our stone countertops! (posts on process … Continue reading

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it’s the little touches.

. . . that add so much. a few years back, my husband found a couple of cherry trees at the family property in western virginia. he thought they would make excellent hand rails in our new home. when he … Continue reading

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a little old fashioned customer service.

so . . . initially, for the kitchen floor, i wanted to put in slate tiles. when looking at different floor options and color palates, i really enjoyed the visual versatility slate provided. my husband expressed some concerns about utilizing … Continue reading

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this one’s for my sister.

so we discovered a somewhat dilapidated brick wall behind a “mysterious” bump-out in the kitchen. initially, we intended on placing the crumbling wall back behind drywall once again . . . until my sister spoke up . . . my … Continue reading

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i have a new appreciation.

. . . for those craftsmen who put up drywall. the day started with my husband saying that we would be done by noon with drywalling the ceiling of the kitchen . . . that was until our “square” house became very … Continue reading

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they have arrived.

the cabinets have been delivered, all nice and neat in their boxes . . . now, where did those directions go?

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electrical: day one.

or rather, let there be light. despite the walls being dark and the floors having debris everywhere, i do believe our kitchen is brighter than it has ever been. thank you jeff gessner.

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