Archives for July 2014

Keeping Up With the Joneses – Preparing the Walls

Keeping Up With the Joneses – Preparing the Walls

  The hardest part of a remodel is convincing yourself that you will soon be done and that all the chaos around you will some day make sense. After the third day you moan to yourself and say,   "This is never going to end, I just want it to be over."   You might even find yourself rocking in the corner mumbling to yourself.   But then you see a bit of progress, the muck lessens, the dirty nasty carpet gets torn up, the holes get filled, the primer goes on and then bingo ... hope flies in and you are Continue reading

Keeping Up With the Joneses – Kitchen Demolition

Keeping Up With the Joneses – Kitchen Demolition

To start, the Joneses, and other family members including moi, started ripping down and tearing up. Oh, how I enjoy kitchen demolition! Even the kids got their share of demo, which BTW, shows you and I that if a 6 and 8 year old can do it... You can do it too. I'm gonna preach it till the cows come home. Too often we say, "I could never do that." How about, "I could totally do that!"   April took off the scalloped hoop-de-do above the kitchen sink.   Now, hoop-de-doos aren't necessarily bad, Continue reading

Keeping Up With the Joneses – The Kitchen Before

Keeping Up With the Joneses – The Kitchen Before

Welcome to a new series: Keeping Up With the Joneses Join us as we follow the first time homebuyers Jones family as they take a foreclosed house and turn it into a warm and inviting home in just 30 days! Their goal is to have it not only livable for their family of five in just 30 days, but have a 5 year plan to bring it to perfection - to flip it and move on.   Not only is this a huge job, but they have a very tight budget as well.     The Kitchen Before   I'll Continue reading