Living And Dining Room Renovation

When we moved in, the living and dining areas felt very small and dark and outdated. There was a funny half wall between the dining area and living room that was really unnecessary. We wanted to take down that wall to make it all move open. Before we could do that though, Tony had to remove…

Front Hall Painted Wood Trim

It’s amazing how much a bit of paint can update a space. The front hall was fine other than the wood trim and wood bi-fold doors on the closets. All we did in the front hall was replace the closet doors with some white colonial bi-folds, and paint the trim white. I painted everything with the…

1990s Outdated Oak Staircase Makeover

The stair renovation was by far the most difficult project we did in our house. In hindsight, we maybe should have gotten a contractor to sand and stain our upstairs floors and the stairs, but I guess our attitude is “why would we hire someone when we can do it ourselves?”. The stairs were all…

90’s Oak Painted Kitchen

When we bought our house, the kitchen was very orange. The cabinets were solid oak and they were in great shape, but the colour just made them look outdated. The wall colour didn’t help either, more orange. And of course the trim was all 90’s wood too. At one point we talked about removing this wall, in…

The To-Do List for Our Third House

This is a list of everything that we have done and would like to do on our house yet: Front hall Replace and paint closet doors Replace front door New front door handle Paint trim Play room Replace patio door Replace laminate floor with hardwood Install trim Paint trim Paint walls Update fireplace Change light…

Third House – Before Pictures

Our third house was a 1990s split level on a 1 acre lot on a quiet street in Ingleside, ON. We bought it in November 2013. When we first saw the house we thought it was dark, dirty and outdated, but it had lots of potential for improvement. We knew we didn’t want to live…

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