Home Renovation

New and Improved: DIY Deck Reveal and Budget Breakdown
Liann

New and Improved: DIY Deck Reveal and Budget Breakdown

Mission accomplished! Our DIY deck project is finished. It began as a sticky, mosquito-infested adventure beneath the September sun and gradually came to a close in the deep chill of winter. Honestly, this experience became one of our favorite memories

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1965 Balcony Update
Liann

1965 Balcony Refresh: The Next Phase of Life

Neighbors approached Brian and me as we worked to replace the balcony flooring. They were excited for us. One remarked that he had never seen the prior owners set foot out there in the 7 years they lived in the

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Balcony Breakdown
Liann

Balcony Breakdown and Extra Efforts

Brian and I kicked off the following Saturday with an early morning and a whole lot of optimism. We couldn’t wait to break down and tear out the old balcony flooring. We thought removing the original plywood floor would be

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Strength in Numbers: Protecting the New Balcony Floor
Liann

Strength in Numbers: Protecting the New Balcony Floor

After the 10-hour venture to pick up our Marine-Grade Plywood, Brian and I took a week to research how to best protect it. Fresh from the aftermath of a waterproofing failure, we’ve become obsessed with learning about protective measures. It’s

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Liann

Lessons Learned From Our Master Bath Rebuild

Well, folks, it’s been an adventure! Brian and I are closing out our Master Bath Rebuild Series with a sincere word of gratitude and a handful of lessons learned. A lesson a day reveals different ways. THE FREEDOM ADVENTURE I

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Master Bathroom Reveal
Liann

Master Bathroom Reveal

Six months ago to the day, Brian and I tore down our teeny stall shower, which slowly began to reveal a not-so-secret swarm of damp darkness. After smashing through poorly set tile and insufficient 1/4-inch cement board, there was no

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