Fri-Yay! 8/2/19

August 2, 2019

Happy Friday! My pops is in town this weekend from Michigan. Can’t wait to pick his brain on ideas for our house renovation, but we’re also going to have a poker night and hit up the aquarium. This week we cleaned up the “dump room” (you know the one – when you move in and dump all the stuff in one room?) and worked on the basement floors…

Open Concept Floorplan

August 1, 2019

If you remember way back to Tuesday, our original plan was to switch the dining and kitchen, aka the “Z” floorplan. While this would still be a great option if we kept the smaller footprint, it made the formal entry awkward as it opened into the “private” bedroom/bathroom area and was relatively far from the heart of the home. If we made the kitchen larger, the floorplan became…

Landlording: Renting Gammon

July 31, 2019

We promised to talk about life as landlords on this blog, so it’s high time we mention our first rental property. Gammon House (Zach’s house) is being rented by our friend S and her family. When we first started down the path of Mildred House, we thought we’d rent Gammon House by the room – Roomie would stay there, then renting the other two rooms. This meant we’d…

The “Z” Floorplan

July 30, 2019

This is the continuing saga of Mildred House’s floorplan changes. Catch up on where the house started, our goals and how it looked when we bought it.  As a reminder, this is the original floorplan of the house: When we first bought the house, we thought the changes we’d make would be mostly cosmetic, with minimal structural changes (adding two walls and expanding a doorway). Our plan was…

Fri-Yay!

July 26, 2019

This week, in between nights out with friends, trivia and brunch, we’ve been focused on the basement floors. We need to finish the basement so that T can move in (and I can rent out my other house T is currently living in). The floors had carpet and linoleum glued to them, and tile in the bathroom. We’re ripping it all up to have continuous, finished cement floors.…

Ruggable?

July 24, 2019

Have you guys heard of Ruggable? I get their ads on Instagram all the time and I’m definitely intrigued. They make fashionable rugs but they’re…washable. Like in the washing machine. (Though I think I’d have to go to a laundry mat for a washer large enough to hold an 8×10 rug.) I’ve thought about taking the plunge. It seems like a great idea to have a washable rug.…

Fri-Yay!

July 19, 2019

Happy Friday! This week we had another contractor come out and we were very excited to get our sunroom down. Then, again, we never got a quote or response when we followed up. At this point, we’re resigned to the fact that we’re going to have to do it ourselves. Framing, drywall, built-ins – they’re not too hard, right? In other news we’re focusing entirely on the basement…