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Jaqui Lividini

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This week I want to discuss the elephant in the room: the dreaded hurricane. As you might recall, the story of the mad renovator originated with a...
Surprise, surprise: Once you have your certificate of occupancy, you aren’t actually finished! No one ever tells you this important bit of...
All new buildings and all buildings that undergo extensive changes must obtain a certificate of occupancy, and we finally got ours! I was under the...
This week I want to talk about storage—and more specifically—baskets. I am largely in favor of baskets as a primary storage tool, but John disagrees...
Who likes white floors?  I do! I am a big fan of white floors. We had them in our Litchfield County house and our Manhattan apartment...
Last week we began moving furniture in to our Haycock Point beach cottage, including rediscovering and utilizing some great pieces of furniture that...
I never thought the day would come, but we’re finally beginning the move-in process at our beach cottage. We’ve successfully gotten the first few...
With spring officially sprung, it’s time to deal with the question of landscaping our beloved Haycock Point beach cottage. All of the heavy lifting...
When it comes to finalizing the aesthetic details of your home renovation, let it be known that nobody will see the things that you see, even when...
Have I told you yet about our carriage doors? Many times now I think, but they deserve mentioning again. They are, in a word, magnificent...
Keeping an Open Mind: Finding the Right Home Within A Home This week I want to talk about locating the perfect places in your home for those...
No matter the project, no matter the challenge, never underestimate the power of having the right team in place. Our renovation project has been...
Hello everyone and welcome back to the recurring issue of town code and making sure all of our renovations are up to snuff! This week we tackle stove...
Well, here we are in week 172(!) of our beach house renovation, with our brand-new, no-contractor status, in the dead of winter. But things could be...
Last post we presented a cautionary tale about contractors and this week we’ve got a seemingly logical extension to that. Over the holidays, with all...

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