Monthly Archives: April 2014
Just like the inside of our house, the landscaping outside holds all sorts of neat treasures but there is a heck of a lot of work to be done. Jess has started weeding and pruning back many of the plants that have been slowly taking over the lot. Above are a few photos of what she’s been working on including a Dogwood tree we recently planted, very old azalea and lilac, and the view from our porch now with the the rhododendrons pruned down.
The original kitchen door in our house is framed the same as all the other doors in the house: 7′ x 3′. The house is very compartmentalized, as it typically was back then, and we have been toying with the idea of trying to open up the kitchen a bit more to the rest of the house without disrupting the architectural flow too much. Below are some photos of the door frame and the hallway it sits in pre-renovation (kitchen door is on the left): Read More
In between the walls of the wood-panelled front room and the master bedroom there is quite a large space which is mostly unused. This is where the secret cabinet is housed (pictured below), but above and below it inside the wall there are huge spaces which were completely unused: Read More
The existing access hatch wasn’t framed very well. It was hard to tell if it was original, but the joist that was cut to make the hatch wasn’t supported very well back when they made it. We wanted to lengthen the access hatch and since we were also doing work on the wall directly below for the bathtub alcove, Papa Pope and I decided to reframe it using new 2×10″ lumber and joist hangers. Above is the finished product.