Category: 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 kitchen remodeled. With the addition of a pantry and a bench, we now had less

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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 concrete blocks. Multiple trips to the Big Box hardware stores to purchase more pavers and

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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 porch. We made Pinterest boards filled with ideas for different rooms. We made a board

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Our Budget Friendly Headboard


When we moved into our downsized home, our bedframe did not fit in the smaller bedroom. Sadly, we broke up our bedroom suite, and donated the frame. We wrote about this in a previous post, Making Room. We didn’t like the bare wall look and started to look for headboard ideas. After MANY pins were

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