Category Archives: House Remodel

REMODEL – Living Room and Two Bedrooms

Take another look at the before and after floor plan, paying attention to bedroom closets.  Sure seems like they were an afterthought to the original plan or maybe some desired floorplan was altered.  Who knows? Before and after pictures of … Continue reading

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REMODEL – Widening the Hallways

For wheelchair access, we had two hallways and six doors widened so wheelchair can fit easily through to main living areas, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Hallways were widened four inches. Before and after of Hallway 1: Before and after of … Continue reading

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Remodeling Your Kitchen?

These are questions to consider, along with some advice: –  How long will you live in your home?  Are you remodeling for your own use and enjoyment or for resale?  Plan accordingly. –  What is your budget?  Plan on spending 10-15% more … Continue reading

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KITCHEN – Positives and Potholes

WHAT WE LOVE AND WHAT WE’D DO DIFFERENT Lighting –  Under cabinet lights – Happy with the kind and the “look” when lit.  Wish we had specified EXACTLY where we wanted them to make sure they were symmetrical –  Dimmer switches –  Can … Continue reading

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REMODEL – Kitchen, The Window

I know a lot of people today like an “open floor plan”, but having three children (and the noise that comes with them) has taught me that doors and walls have advantages.  When I contemplated a new kitchen design, I … Continue reading

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REMODEL – Kitchen, More Before and After Pictures

The pantry was a good size, but ridiculous to access anything far left or right because there was only one door in the middle.  I used plastic bins to store food so things could be moved easily, but it was still a … Continue reading

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REMODEL – Kitchen, Before and After Pictures

The kitchen was the most time consuming part of our remodel, but the most striking change, both aesthetically and practically. Here are some before and after pictures.    The cupboard doors under the sink open out and slide in so … Continue reading

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REMODEL – Garage Entrance

Goal:  To get in and out of the house on wheels. WHAT WAS DONE Door from garage to kitchen was moved from the middle of the garage wall to a corner (not a small alteration).  Platform and stairs were built … Continue reading

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REMODEL – The Plan

There are minor decisions I would make differently, but overall we are extremely happy with the end result of our remodel; and life now and in the future has been made easier by the changes that took place.  We were … Continue reading

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THE GARAGE – My House

I sure liked my house, but my house wasn’t loving me back. Something had to be done. With my physical abilities decreasing, the entrances, hallways and doorways were becoming obstacles for me; and certainly wouldn’t be workable long-term. My husband … Continue reading

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