A blog about the restoration, remodel and renovation of a 1929 Chicago-style brick bungalow

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Well, Hello Gorgeous!

This is where I left the bathroom floor last night after less than 5 hours work. Of course I couldn’t wait to get back to work on it today! I can be a little OCD when it comes to certain things, and this qualified. Sooooo satisfying when the tile pops up cleanly and leaves little…

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Basement Fixed!

I am officially crossing the basement off my list! Come on downstairs. Yes, the stairs themselves leave a lot to be desired, especially since the last two steps have been patched in (see my post on cat pee to read why). When we re-do the stairs to the second floor (located directly above these), we’re…

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Basement Fixes

Way back last summer, even before we moved into the bungalow, we had to tear out part of the wall in the finished part of the basement because of the cat pee stench the PO left behind. We had a month from the time we closed on the house until we moved in, and the…

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Pool Shark

Guess who loves to “swim around” on the pool table? I knew he would. We’re enjoying it ourselves a great deal (even though I suck!) now that we finally have the basement somewhat clear of boxes. There are only about 6 or so left to unpack. We let the cats down here a couple weeks…

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Waiting for “Nature’s Miracle”

Since the day we closed on the bungalow we’ve been working on the cat litter and urine smell that has permeated the basement there. We armed ourselves with several odor-fighting products in the hopes that we could fairly easily solve this problem. The first product we tried was Odorzout. I can’t say if the product…

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Not All Fun and Games

Lest you think we were goofing off all week with our houseguests (and BTW, temporarily owning 2 homes 90 feet apart comes in very handy when you have 4 adults and 2 teenage boys visiting!), here’s a list of what we accomplished last week (most of which was accomplished once they left last Thursday): sold…

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It’s Ours!

After two years of talking, waiting, wishing, giving up, renewing hope, looking elsewhere, reconsidering, contemplating, negotiating, and finally signing the papers, the bungalow became ours as of yesterday at around noon! Everything went smoothly, and the PO (I get to call him the Previous Owner now and not The Neighbor —— woo hoo!) seemed to…

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