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Appliances in Place

We didn’t buy any new appliances for the kitchen, except for the microwave/vent over the stove, because they were all new in 2005 when we first moved in. We’ll be replacing them all as they fail or get crusty with … Continue reading

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Cabinets Complete

All the cabinets are installed now, other than a door where the hinges were installed on the wrong side by Kraftmaid and a broken lazy-susan from shipping. Can’t wait to be able to use the kitchen and bath! Cabinets in … Continue reading

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Kitchen Island Cabinets

All of the kitchen cabinets are now set in place. One of the major features of our new kitchen is a 5′ x 3′ island with a butcher-block top and a prep sink. I’m really looking forward to it, both … Continue reading

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Cabinet Installation in Progress

Cabinet installation should finish up today. The room is really coming together. We’re not sure what we’re going to put in all this new storage! Cabinets in process of installation:

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More Refinished Floors

Now that the clear-coat is dry, I can take some more pictures of the refinished floors upstairs. They came out beautifully. The only place where you can see any wear/damage is nail holes where we removed the bathroom wall. And … Continue reading

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Refinished Floors

The new,┬ápre-finished, hardwood floors in the kitchen are gorgeous. The refinished fur floors upstairs are spectacular. It’s a whole new house. New floors, kitchen (top) and bath (bottom):

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Bedroom Painted

Tomorrow, the upstairs floors will be refinished. When the contractor pulled up the cheap vinyl tile in the bathroom, they found pristine, never finished, fir wood floors. So, we decided to refinish the bedroom and hallways at the same time, … Continue reading

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Let There Be Paint

Color on the walls:

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Drywall and Priming Complete

We were away for the weekend (for the birth of our new granddaughter, Lydia Mae Hypes – woohoo!) When I returned, the drywall was complete and the walls were primed for painting. Dramatic changes! Drywall and priming:

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NASA Images of Storm Damage

NASA has published before and after pictures of Friday’s storm damage in the mid-Atlantic. Using Photoshop, I created an image from the differences in the photos, focused on the Baltimore-DC metro areas. It provides interesting insight into the extent of … Continue reading

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