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

Posts Tagged ‘progress’

‘Twas the Day Before Christmas Eve

And I’m about to tile the fireplace! Apparently my busy summer went into a busy fall and now what is supposed to be “winter” (it’ll be a balmy 60° in Chicago today!). I was going through photos this morning to see what, if anything, we’ve done in the house since I last posted in August. Except for…

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More Bathroom Progress

I’m sure everyone has been anxious to see how far we’ve progressed on the Great Bathroom Project of 2015! We have definitely made good progress, but of course not as far as I hoped. The framing took much longer than I expected but it will be well worth the delay. We had to add framing in some…

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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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Happy 6th House-iversary!

As of today it has already been six years since we moved into the bungalow! In previous anniversary posts, I’ve gone through the general changes year-by-year as well as a “the more things change, the more they stay the same” post. This year, since we’ve been working so much on the yard I looked back…

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Back on Track

Not only did I clean the bedroom this weekend (the Apartment Therapy January Cure weekend assignment), but we also cleaned the floors in the entire house which was the assignment for the first weekend that I had opted to postpone. Look at how nice that hardwood looks! I also decided to move the clothes hamper…

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Yard Progress

The photo below shows that while we’ve finished some things in our yard makeover, we still have quite a ways to go on other things. What is done: the brick paver sidewalk, the pea gravel patio, the bluestone path from the front of the house to the flagstone patio and the bluestone walkway to the…

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Now You See It

And in a matter of mere minutes… …now you don’t! Buh-bye, Dumpster. As I’m sure you can guess, this means a couple things: Our project is nearing the end We have some new yardwork to do I know I have catching-up to do, but over the holiday weekend I needed a break from the computer.…

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We Have a Master Suite!

Construction is moving right along. They have most of the master bedroom and bathroom framed, so it’s great to be able to walk through those spaces. The roof window in the bathroom is going to be fantastic. Here is the dormer, which houses the master bedroom and bathroom, after the first day: Interior framing started,…

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Attic Remodel Update

Some of the good news we’ve had in the past month is that our plans for the attic were approved by the village —— no changes required. Yippee! Back in January, I outlined all the stumbling blocks we were running into. In general, what seemed like hindrances have turned out for the better. We contacted…

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TV Room Transformation: A Pictorial

Except for hanging more pictures and stuff on the walls, our TV room is done. Done. DONE. Here is where we started, in the summer of 2007 when we first moved in. All woodwork was painted white. All walls were painted white. Fall 2007. We trashed the icky plastic blinds. Redi-Shades went up while we…

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