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Remodelista and Gardenista Design Contests

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As I’ve been putting this new house together, the home renovation site Remodelista has been my go-to source for design inspiration and resources and I’m certain that Gardenista will be just as instrumental when it comes time to renovate my garden.  (Can’t wait to “dig in” come fall once the days are cooler and there’s [...]

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Moved!

Living Room almost in order

Hello! I’m finally reporting in from the other side of the move.  We only uprooted 2.4 miles—a longish stroll, really, but a move is a move and even a short one can make you feel like you’ve traveled a very great distance. The move itself went smoothly but was exhausting.  Six professionals did the bulk [...]

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Moving On: Odds & Ends

White Heron by Benjamin Moore for the exterior color

So here we are at the end of this crazy month of remodeling.  I just left the new house after taking a peak at the glossy grey floors, the final coat still shiny wet as it begins to cure.  The new coat of exterior paint (White Heron by Benjamin Moore—more white!) glowed against the clear [...]

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Moving On: Nuts & Bolts

This week we’ve been working on the guts of the house—and by we, I mean our handyman Gustavo Portillo with M.J. assisting at times and me peeking over their shoulders trying not to panic when things get ripped out to Make Things Work in our kitchen and bathrooms.  Take a look. We knew the refrigerator [...]

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Moving On: Walls & Cabinets

Week 3 and there’s clear progress in the house. Most of the rooms are painted, the kitchen cabinets and front door are refinished, and the kitchen and powder room renovation projects are coming into focus.That said, there were enough hiccups this week that I ended up one evening pretty much in a fetal position. No [...]

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Moving On: Demolition

As a design writer, dare I admit that the older I get the less interested I am in renovation projects? There are just too many other things I want to focus on as time speeds up (read this for more about that.) And so I hoped that our next house would be pretty much “done.”  Or [...]

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Moving On: Carpet & Paint

Benjamin Moore Paint Chips

The next five weeks will be a blur of projects and packing but I’ll try to take a moment every Monday to capture the process. Today we made our final pre-closing visit to the house to meet with the painter and carpet seller to get bids for projects best tackled before we move in.  After [...]

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Kathryn Pritchett

writes about Things Elemental — where we find shelter, why we connect, what sustains us and how we strut our stuff.

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