Restoring a historic home is full of surprises! Some are welcomed, like the pocket doors we discovered sealed up in the wall or the 1906 Brooklyn newspaper we found under a bathroom.
Our new mini split system is working so well to cool our home now that summer's here, we're considering using its heat pump to heat our home in winter without any additional heat source.
We remember walking through several brownstones in the search for our perfect home and finding interesting ornate niches built into the staircase.
We have spent morning, day and night in the backyard ever since we finished.
Because a custom item can be personalized to fit your space and taste, it can improve the feel of the entire room.
Now that we have been living in our renovated house for more than six months, one of the things we would have done differently is the lighting design.
We have already planned our space, built our hardscaping, and now we are finally ready to put in the plantings.
Kitchens are often the most expensive spaces to renovate, but fortunately there are ways to achieve a high-end look on a budget.
After installing some reasonably priced off-the-shelf replacement double entry doors more than a month ago, we noticed the weather taking a toll on the raw wood.
So far we've created a patio, lawn area and planter boxes by doing the work ourselves using a combination of found and new materials.