The Heart of the Home – Part 2


Remodeling & Design

The kitchen is where you live. Change the kitchen and you change the entire feel – the entire living experience – of the home. Here is another view of the skeleton of our mid-century ranch kitchen reconfiguration and remodel: The window/pass-through to the family room has been expanded, the cabinets on the left side of […]

February 4, 2015

The Heart of the Home – Part 1


Remodeling & Design

The kitchen is the heart of almost any modern American home – and by “modern,” I mean built since the dawn of the 20th century. Even in those houses where it is tucked off to the side, out of the way and seemingly disconnected from the intended living spaces, the kitchen is where folks tend […]

February 1, 2015

Change on the Inside


Remodeling & Design

Sometimes, the process of change is not pretty. Clearing out the ugly can create more ugly. There were many things that needed changing inside the mid-century ranch. Some were, like the house as a whole, just weary from long service. Others, however, were downright ugly.

January 27, 2015

All Hands on Deck


Remodeling & Design

Decks are places for sitting on warm summer evenings, contemplating the mysteries of the universe. Decks are places to gather with friends, to exercise your culinary imagination on the grill, to feel fresh breezes wafting over your skin. Decks connect you to nature, yet keep you out of the dirt. Like I said, I love […]

January 23, 2015