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Jaqui Lividini

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As we prepare to move in to our beach cottage this summer (yes, it’s finally happening!), we’ve begun to focus our attention on the interior of the...
With the outside of the house nearing completion, I often find myself reflecting on the long journey we’ve been on to reach this point. It’s...
Choosing the front door of a house is one of the most important decisions you can make in home design. So naturally we looked far and wide for the...
As I explained last week, the exterior of the house is almost complete, but we are engaged in a serious waiting game as the winter weather has pulled...
This week we have good news and we have bad news. The good news is that the exterior of the house is almost finished—so close that a sense of...
When we made the decision to lift our house nine feet in the air, we were faced with a new conundrum:  how were we going to get inside a house...
It has been two years and counting since we began our beach cottage renovation project. Two years! A couple of months into the process we learned...
This week’s takeaway: Never underestimate the power of a cement floor! I didn’t know that I could be so excited about cement being poured, but that...
If you’ve been keeping score at home, you might remember that it was the authentic pair of antique carriage doors that I found in Maine that inspired...
When it came time to construct railings for the porch, we ran into some difficulties, as is wont to happen in these renovation endeavors. This time...
I will start this week off by admitting that practicality is not always my first area of concern in a renovation project. And in the specific case of...
This week’s post is about the multiple changes and adaptations that must be made during a renovation project. Unfortunately, some of these happen way...
One of the most challenging aspects of undergoing a renovation project is dealing with the restrictions and rigors of adhering to town code. For the...
Last week I had a meeting with our project manager Jeff Thomas to go over the details of our ever changing lighting plan, and something occurred to...
The best part about having a beach cottage is­—no surprise here—the stunning ocean view. Throughout every step of our renovation project, we have...

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