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There are also some stains out there that don't require sanding


Advice on Refinishing Ornate 1970s Bureau? Good Questions
5/14/14 04:52 PM

Beautiful remodel! I love her use of space and how light, bright, and clean it feels.

Something to be careful about when using laminate is that the boards repeat, so you have to be extra careful about putting two identical boards next to one another. There's an instance of this in the middle of the kitchen floor, hopefully it doesn't drive Jennifer crazy!


Jennifer's Small Space Kitchen Renovation: The Big Reveal Renovation Diary
4/30/14 03:17 PM

What a fun house!


Emily & Andrew's Colorful New Orleans Home House Tour
4/25/14 12:19 PM

Be careful about allowing sunlight in a room where you store fabrics - sunlight can quickly damage fabrics and dyes!!!


Before & After: IKEA to the Rescue for a Sloped-Ceiling Closet
4/23/14 11:15 AM

I bought a Summit fridge for my condo because I needed one that wasn't too deep. No complaints!


Jennifer's Kitchen: Moving Right Along Renovation Diary
4/17/14 04:15 PM

I think I'd go with one flooring throughout the space. I don't love the idea of laminate in the kitchen, because water can really mess it up. Maybe ceramic tile in the kitchen and laminate in the living room? I'm considering vinyl plank for my basement reno because water won't mess it up.


Jennifer's Kitchen: Tearing Down, Building Back Up Renovation Diary
4/15/14 03:06 PM

It depends on the dye. The professional dyes are very colorfast!


Before & After: IKEA's Ektorp Leaves Bland Behind
4/15/14 10:32 AM

Great choices in paint to make the vanity and tile work better for you!! I'm in the middle of something similar in our hallway bath; I wasn't ready to shell out $$ for a better vanity top or the time to replace the tile, so I chose paint that would make them less obtrusive.


Before & After: A Bold But Budget-Friendly Bathroom Makeover
4/14/14 09:33 AM

Wow, the plumber and electrician are SOOO high, even compared to DC


The Budget for Jennifer's Small Space Kitchen Renovation Renovation Diary
4/10/14 01:58 PM

Our remodel is taking twice as long because the guys screw things up the first time, and only come half the days :(


TV Tips: What I Learned About Renovating from Home Makeover Shows
4/8/14 09:54 AM

We've been toeing the line of DIY vs. contractor a lot recently.

Husband cut through a main electrical cord in our house, which was next to a rats nest of other wires that couldn't possibly be safe. Called the electrician, and were glad we did.

Started removing tile that had been laid directly onto the slab, and not even a sledgehammer was breaking into. Rented a jackhammer and wished for the next 8 hours we had hired a pro, but in the end were glad we saved the money.

Did our own demo, tearing out walls and ceiling drywall and the outdoor shed - great savings and it was pretty fun. But hiring the pros to make the walls look nice afterwards was a great decision.

Hired the contractor to replace doors and add a window. SO glad they're responsible for all that work, it looked like a hard job even when the pros were doing it.

Next we're laying floors and painting ourselves, hopefully also a good decision :)


When to DIY and When to Go Pro
3/31/14 03:53 PM

Those floating shelves are cool!


Pomona's Boutique-Style Space House Tour
3/27/14 01:33 PM

Splurge on a 20 volt power drill.

Estate sales are wonderful places for quality tools!


DIY Supply Spotlight: 12 Tools Every New Homeowner Should Have
3/25/14 12:12 PM

The brick, the light, the plants...I love it!


Rachel & Brian's Spacious Place House Tour
3/24/14 01:16 PM

The books seem to lend themselves to being picked up and used more often when displayed like this! Wish I had some wall space to copy your idea!


Before & After: Cookbook Display Goes Front-Facing Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/14/14 10:22 AM

The books seem to lend themselves to being picked up and used more often when displayed like this! Wish I had some wall space to copy your idea!


Before & After: Cookbook Display Goes Front-Facing Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/14/14 10:22 AM

We have a smallish place, and we have found that when large dogs come to visit, they simply take up a lot of room, and we're all in each others way. Our 35 lb. rescue mutt doesn't seem to have these same space issues with us. Just something to consider with a large dog - it might feel like having a large human living with you!

It sounds like you'd be great dog parents, and I don't see what the issue is with the yard.


Would You Have a Big(ish) Dog in a Small(ish) Apartment?
3/12/14 11:08 AM

The previous owners at our house painted over grasscloth wallpaper - not a good look! At least it was easier to remove, as far as wallpaper goes :/


Going Grasscloth in Kids Rooms
3/7/14 06:46 PM

I was also wondering about the curtains - some googling suggests they are IKEA stockholm blad


Rafael's Sweet & Simple Nursery Nursery Tour
3/7/14 06:19 PM

We used electrical conduit to make super-long (and super-cheap) drapery rods. I could see having loads of drapes that you could close when you want privacy.

http://bonnieprojects.blogspot.com/2013/06/super-long-and-cheap-curtain-rod.html


Affordable Way to Cover Looong Wall of Windows? Good Questions
3/6/14 10:05 AM