Category Archives: Remodeling

Expanding Our Kitchen Table: How to make a small round table bigger

When we moved in, we realized that our square dining table was too large for the kitchen. After swapping tables with our daughter and removing the center leaf, we had a smaller round table. That worked until we had the … Continue reading

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RV Renovation – Slide Out Desk

When we moved to our smaller home in April 2016, we owned an ultra light 5th wheel RV. Part of our downsizing plan was to travel more and take extended trips in the 5th wheel. After we took it out … Continue reading

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Concrete Blocks and Recycled Pavers: Our Patio is Done!

The patio project took months longer than we expected. It also took more concrete blocks and patio pavers than we estimated. However, it was worth the many trips to Habitat for Humanity ReStore searching for used and bargain pavers and … Continue reading

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Frustrations Abound – daily life while remodeling

We knew it was going to take time to get our downsized home remodeled. After we walked through it the first time, we talked about changes we wanted to make. We talked about remodeling different rooms and replacing the back … Continue reading

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Upsizing Our Downsize

The back porch/deck on the house was in bad shape. We knew when we first looked at the house that we would have to replace it. It became a matter of when we could do it and what we would … Continue reading

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Kitchen Remodel – Part 4

In Kitchen Remodel Part 3, we removed the popcorn texture from the ceiling and put up the beadboard. We were ready for the next steps: cabinets, counter tops and tile. This post will tell the story of our first time … Continue reading

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Kitchen Remodel – Part 3

At the end of Kitchen Remodel – Part 2, we had completed the removal of the cabinets and soffits and put up the new sheet rock. The next step was removing the popcorn texture and installing the new beadboard ceiling. … Continue reading

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