DIY Home Repairs

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The Utility Closet

The kitchen is still in progress, but has taken a wee break from all the pitter patter.  Instead, or as a part, of the kitchen I’ve turned my attention to the utility closet. The utility closet is a poorly painted and shelved...

Bungalow Kitchen: appliances and running water

We’ve been moving in. With help from April, organization stores, the plumbing section of Lowe’s, and a holiday, we’ve been moving into our nearly finished kitchen. April helped to maneuver the stove and fridge into...

April’s Kitchen Remodel: “Almost” Finally Done

I’ve been so bad at keeping up on the remodeling series that I thought I might as well jump toward the end and put us all out of our misery. Particularly my sister Catherine, who has faithfully blogged about each step in her...

Bungalow Kitchen: Grouting

As I mentioned, April and Robear came over to help grout the slate floors this past weekend. Grouting is a lot like tiling, except rather than smear mud on the floor and then heft stones upon the mud, one simply squishes mud in between...

Bungalow Kitchen: Crown

This week has been exciting! Andy, our cabinet installer, returned to put up the last three cupboards and to add the finishing detail to the cabinets. The hold up had been a mis-communicated spacer which needed a full box built. He...

Bungalow Kitchen: Slate Sealing

In preparation for grouting, I cleaned and sealed the slate. Sealing the slate before grouting helps in the clean-up process and helps to keep the grout damp enough to bond to the slate. Because slate is a porous and absorbent stone the...

Bungalow Kitchen: Slate Saga Continues to Day 3

When April abandoned me returned to parenting her five children, I was left to do the last bit of the floor myself. It doesn’t look like much, but I will tell you: I have never been more grateful for the work April did, than while...