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Jaqui Lividini

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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...
Believe it or not, when it comes to renovating, there is a method to my madness. I have created three books that are basically my holy (house) grail...
Progress, progress, progress…there’s a word I feel we haven’t seen on this blog for quite some time. I went to the house last weekend and finally...
As you’ve probably surmised from this blog already, renovating is not for the faint of heart. Believe it or not, I had my first trip ever to a police...
You know how a few weeks back I said, I’m trying hard to become one of those people who sees a silver lining in everything?  Turns out this week...
SO, I’m sure you’re all waiting, with breath that’s bated – we’ve decided to: RAISE the house not raze it.  Of course the first step in this...
If my beach cottage were actually a houseboat, right now it would be a very, very rocky one. As you know from the last update, FEMA has...
Here's our house during an earlier storm. This was on the cover of the Hartford Courant in September '85. We got some news this week: Turns...
In August of 2011 Hurricane Irene leveled the Connecticut shore and devastated our cottage.  Apparently it was a blessing in disguise that we...
It turns out that buying the house was the easy part.  Everything became so much more complicated at that point.  Our mission was to keep...

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