Wall with Pass-thru dry walled over for now to keep in heat

Virtual Tour: Dining Room

My daughter’s reaction when she saw the dining room after we completely hung the drywall was, “Wow! Now it looks like a real room!” I have to totally agree with Lula here. We had steadily been completing project after project in this room (e.g. running wall outlets on a new breaker, running electric for lights on a new…

Left to right: Ken, Dad, Chaz

Starting The Year Out Right

Aren’t New Year’s resolutions the greatest?! We really enjoy sitting down at the beginning of every new year to evaluate our lives. We contemplate changes we need to make to live happier lives and accomplishments that we would like to achieve. Resolutions bring everything into focus. Naturally, the house graced my list this year. This time last year we had…

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Elvis In My Kitchen

I am happy to report that my kitchen now has electric! So where does that bring us up to in the kitchen? Well, it has been gutted, a new sub-floor put down, and GFCI outlets ran around the room mostly at countertop level. Woo hoo! We moved in the appliances and are really getting a…

New! Virtual Tours

Thanks to an upgrade to the blog site, I can now post videos! Videos are so much more able to capture the looks of things and really put them into perspective, so we are very excited about are new capabilities. So here is our first virtual tour of the bathroom. I only wish that there…

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A Good Deal On A Chandelier!

The bathroom, as you probably already know, has been a work in progress for sometime. We have made great improvements to the kitchen and dining rooms as well, but the bathroom has certainly come the furthest thus far. Since I last posted our progress on the bathroom, we have wired lighting above the sink and…

If you can’t stand the heat…

I have neglected to post lately, because we have mainly been slowly and steadily working on one major project that is still not completed yet…our heat. We chose to go with a wood furnace system that would be vented out a pre-existing but newly lined chimney off the back of the house. It was the only…

My sister, Charli, and me

Work Hard, Play Hard

It is always more fun to work when you are doing it with family! Well, it was more fun for Kenney and I anyways who normally work alone (although we have often had friends and family over to help). Was it fun for my sister and brother-in-law though, who came to help gruel away in a…

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A Year Ago Today…

I was just laying in the hammock under the sugar maples admiring our new home, watching the kids play in the yard, and thinking about where we were a year ago today. We had just signed the papers on the house to start the buying process and were only dreaming about what it would be like to…

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When One Door Closes…

Usually when you hear the words “When one door closes…” it is meant in a negative notation (and followed by “another door opens”). However, we were quite excited when one door closed for us the other day…our bathroom door! We installed a door on the bathroom. Before, if you wanted privacy in the bathroom, you…

The floor just before completion!

Finally, The Kitchen!

I have really been anticipating the day we could work in the kitchen. And not just because I desperately miss having a fully functional kitchen. The kitchen was (along with our Master Bedroom upstairs) among the two worst rooms that needed attention. As I’ve mentioned before, this was the corner of the house where the roof…

Dining Room Inspiration

The dining room is really coming along. So I’ve been thinking about what I want the finished room to look like. Naturally I turned to Pinterest for ideas! These ideas are all pinned to my Dining Room Inspiration board on Pinterest. You can click http://www.pinterest.com/kenandeb/dining-room-inspiration/ to visit their original links or see what others posted or said about…

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Our New Dot-Com!

Now when you click on a link to my blog, you will be whisked away to our new domain! Our web address just went from transformingahouse.wordpress.com to simply… I am hoping that this makes it easier for you all to remember where to find us on-line. Now you can more easily stay updated with our progress on the house!