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Jaqui Lividini

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Renovation is a tricky business with many moving parts and people to match. As in any endeavor, the team you surround yourself with is as important...
Having grown up in the 1970s, my history with wallpaper is long and storied. I lived in a house full of it—almost every room. Truthfully, I’ve hated...
Given the choice, I’ll always choose form over function. When it came time to choose a kitchen sink, I polled the hive mind of Facebook to get some...
After what seems like never-ending delays, we are finally all the way in on our kitchen renovation.  The cabinets are actually already...
    After what seems like never-ending delays, we are finally all the way in on our kitchen renovation.  The cabinets are...
In every life a little rain must fall, and thus is the age-old need for gutters. Gutters may not be the most glamorous aspect of a home, but I am...
One of the most important ingredients in a successful renovation project is the creation and implementation of a budget book. The budget book will...
Bathrooms are an important part of every home. That’s why, when it comes to bathroom renovation, do no I repeat do not cut corners on quality! It’s...
This week I want to talk about antique light fixtures. There are five antique light fixtures at our beach cottage. The first two are located in the...
I think that everybody dreams about having an idyllic porch in the country, where the main activities are relaxing, drinking coffee, reading the...
At this point, I can genuinely say that I feel great about our progress on the exterior of the house—it’s really coming together nicely. That...
This week’s blog is a bit of a cautionary tale, but as usual there is always something to learn. We’d finally gotten to the kitchen in our beach...
This week we are going to talk about hidden costs, those unexpected expenses that sneak up out of nowhere—and sneak up they do! It’s fairly typical...
Now that it’s May, I think (I hope!) we can officially say goodbye to the snow, and with that comes a great big hello to our next project—landscaping...
This week’s adventure in home renovation involves temperature regulation systems, aka, “when the HVAC goes in, you know you’re making progress!” The...

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