Interior Design Progress

I’ve been working with my interior designer for several weeks now, and she’s been helping to change the layout of the main floor of the Verona house, along with selecting new furniture, paint colors, and flooring. As we iterate through the selection process, she provides space plans like the following: I can then take material … Continue reading Interior Design Progress

Upcoming Spring Projects

This spring, I have a variety of projects on deck. I’m having more crown molding installed at the house in Verona. The first crown molding project went so well, I’m now expanding the scope to all of the rooms upstairs, which I think will look excellent. Next, I’m going to have the lake house power … Continue reading Upcoming Spring Projects

Minor Spring Projects

In the midst of all of my larger projects, I always maintain a list on Basecamp of smaller projects that need doing at both the main house and the lake house. Sometimes I find myself with a weekend that, due to other plans or weather, doesn’t allow me to work on a big project. When … Continue reading Minor Spring Projects

Minor Projects

Since it’s winter and I’ve been laid up recovering from hernia surgery, I’ve been getting a bunch of small projects around the house done that don’t seem like much but add up to a lot of improvement. Here is a list of what I’ve done so far: Living Room Rug Replace Kitchen Desk Chair Organize … Continue reading Minor Projects

Lake House Bar

At the lake house, we have a small stand-up bar on the top floor near the kitchen, but I wanted to build a more traditional bar downstairs. The basement of the lake house already has Badger-esque cabinetry, with wood reminiscent of the Rathskeller at UW’s Memorial Union, and Badger red counter tops. Now that the … Continue reading Lake House Bar