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THE COTTAGE ON CATALINA KITCHEN REVEAL PART 2

Hi there! As promised in my last post, today I’m super excited to bring you The Cottage on Catalina Kitchen Reveal Part 2! In Part One I showed the kitchen “BEFORE” photos and walked you through the demolition and renovation process. Today I’ll not only be reminding you of the original kitchen… The Before but […]

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THE COTTAGE ON CATALINA KITCHEN REVEAL

Greetings my friends and thanks for stopping in today for The Cottage on Catalina Kitchen Reveal. The Cottage on Catalina is one of two whole house remodels that I’ve taken on for clients recently. This home, located in Big Bear Lake, was challenging for me because it wasn’t the usual “Vintage Charmer” I typically renovate […]

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SMART IDEAS AND TIPS FOR RENOVATING YOUR BASEMENT

Hello and thanks for dropping in. Today I’ll be sharing some smart ideas and tips for renovating your basement. After a recent visit to my son’s DC home I started to think how valuable a basement can be in a home. His new home has a basement that encompasses the entire footprint of his home. […]

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CRAWL SPACE MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR A COLD AND WET WINTER

Hello from cold, snowy, wet Lake Arrowhead, California, where we’ve just experienced rain, wind and snowfall for 6 out of the last 8 days. Although it’s still Fall, it sure feels like Winter around here. Having lived through 17 years of wet winters at 5,000 feet above sea level, I’ve learned quite a bit about […]

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BIG BEAR LAKE HOUSE KID’S ROOM REMODEL

Greetings! Thanks for stopping in today! So, I recently told you in this post, and this post, that I’ve taken on a project to remodel a home in Big Bear Lake, California. This project is a bit different than some of my previous projects because I would term it a “remodel” rather than a “restoration”. […]

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HOW I TURNED AN UGLY DUCKLING INTO A SWAN

Hello!! Today I thought I’d give you one last look at The House On Victoria Court, the exterior this time, and show you how I turned a ugly duckling into a swan. Let me start by showing you what the cottage looked like when we purchased it. I recognized the character this 1930’s “charmer” had, […]

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THE HOUSE ON VICTORIA COURT BATHROOM RENOVATION

Hi there! I’m delighted you’ve joined me here today to have a look at The House On Victoria Court Bathroom Renovation. Below is what the bathroom in my 1930’s Lake Arrowhead Cottage looked like when we purchased the property. It had one of those horrible fiberglass shower enclosures, dark knotty pine walls… and an old sink […]

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THE HOUSE ON VICTORIA COURT GUEST ROOM RENOVATION

Hi Guys! OK, today I’m dedicating another post to my latest fixer-upper. I’m sharing the House On Victoria Court Guest Room Renovation. Here’s what the bedroom looked like when we purchased the home. As you can see, the walls were constructed of knotty pine paneling. The window coverings were the dreaded tab-top, off-the-shelf type. The […]

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