Saturday, December 17, 2011

If winter is really here, we need HEAT!

 Time to make sure the old furnace works. 

We can see light at the top of the chimney...It works!
Time to bring in the CO detector, just in case.
We have decided to remove some of the basement windows. 
It is easier than trying to mess with the low window wells.
A top of one of the window wells was actually level with the sod!
(see the one farthest away)

The mason did a great job replacing the windows with block.
We will still need to add one or two egress windows to the basement
(we have already added two to the main floor).

Saturday, December 10, 2011

To Nest, or not to Nest, THAT is the question.

Check it out. What do you think??


Finally, the beams in the ceiling are fully exposed. We have hung temporary string lights for now. Can't wait to see what the ceiling looks like once it is white! 

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tile - going, going, almost gone!

5 tall stacks of ceiling tile! Currently we have over 10 stacks, with 80% of the tiles removed. Another 3 or 4 stacks to go. Then it's time to remove the track system that held it all. My "Free" posting on Craigslist yielded 10 interested takers. It will go to the person willing to take the entire system; track and all.
We hope to have this down by the end of the weekend!

..... and more Stacks

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Buckskin and Saddle Tan

The metal siding is supposed to be delivered first thing Wednesday morning and we have a lot of work ahead of us. We are hoping for sunny skies and temperatures in the 70°F range. But, we will settle for anything above 50°F! The roof (already installed) is Buckskin. The siding is Saddle Tan. What do you think of our color choices??

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Block By Block

We were finally able to haul away all of the cement block that was removed when creating holes for windows and doors. One less eyesore. Thank you for letting us borrow your dump truck Pete! 

Monday, October 31, 2011

Tub of all tubs...

We are excited about our design ideas for a unique and contemporary bathroom.
This is our first piece. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Build of Winooski

From the industrial revolution to the age of the internet, the city has always both absorbed and promoted change.  It thrives on reinvention. Today, the North American city is enjoying an upswing in popularity. With budget surpluses being put into communitey assets, cities are again meccas for culture, business and residential use.  No longer are downtowns deserted at the end of the workday or on weekends, partly because fewer people are commuting out to the suburbs.  

The qualities important to the urban home are: character, craftmanship, nature and efficiency. Using Urban-design stratagies, we have begun the task of converting a mid 20th century community building into a modern 21st century home.

The City of Winooski, still in the middle of a revitalization, offers several challenges and opportunities for urban living. Taking up residence in the city involves sacrifices; privacy and peace and quiet. 

We will tackle both in what is soon to be: 
The Build of Winooski.

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