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This week we went to visit our cottage, anticipating it being suspended ten feet in the air. Surprise, surprise, we found it still very much grounded...
The lifting saga has finally come to a close, with the house finally being lifted Thursday. I'll be going up over the weekend to see how that goes....
It’s rare in a house renovation that there’s literally nothing to report. This week, unfortunately, that rare fact rings true. Everything is at a...
This week was our last visit to the house before they start lifting it, which was a somewhat melancholy and bittersweet experience. We fell in love...
By Jaqui Lividini This week we went to Harborside, Maine, to an amazing store for antique fixtures called Architectural Antiquities. The owner is...
So continues our gorgeous trip through Coastal Maine. I’m hoping it’s coming off as the sequel you’ve all been anxiously awaiting! As we continued...
For this week I thought I’d take you on a turn through my trip to Coastal Maine. Now that I’ve taken you through much of the technical renovation...
The house under construction today. Last Tuesday was the big town meeting we've been waiting for—the one to decide whether or not our plans to...
I’ve made so many mistakes in my life as a “mad renovator” – many just common sense lapses.  I asked Chip Brian and Mike Daddio, the principals...
This week’s post gets down to one of the fun parts of renovating – the kitchen. I’ve done many kitchens in the past and it always seems to slip my...
There are many elements of renovation that don’t necessarily sound sexy or moving. But that’s what I’m here for, to make you realize that things like...
In this renovation—about which you've been reading with what, I'm sure, is bated breath—I know it seems many a disaster has befallen us. But I can...
We had a big meeting at the house last week with Chip Brian, Mike Daddio and the rest of the blessed team at Design Development. It was the first...
Before I can select the Kohler fixtures and furniture for my bathroom, I have to make some hefty tiling decisions. I’m not so sure why selecting tile...
While much of renovating can be (in my opinion) as gripping as a Tom Clancy novel (especially if you’re the renovator), some aspects are a little...

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