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
This past weekend, I took delivery of the lake house bar, and got it into the house through a ton of snow, which took some creative hauling and essentially turned the bar (in a plastic-wrapped box) into a sled. I unpacked it, built it, and it fit perfectly in the downstairs kitchen, along with some … Continue reading Lake House Bar: Complete
This past weekend, I fully finished the lake house bathroom! I installed the shower doors, lighting, and finished some final clean up. The shower door was pretty quick to install, and turned out really well. The before and after is pretty striking. I’m very proud of how this turned out! Continue reading Lake House Bathroom Before and After
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
This past weekend, I made a huge push to get the lake house bathroom close to done. I’m getting minor surgery to fix a hernia next week, and will be out of commission for several weeks after that, so I wanted to get the majority of the work for this project done. I finished painting, … Continue reading Lake House Bathroom: Almost Finished!
This week I had an electrician come to the lake house and finish the wiring for the kitchen remodel. He had to install new junction boxes for the oven and range upstairs, linking them to the old junction boxes in the basement ceiling. After that, I did some final cabinetry work to build a base … Continue reading Lake House Kitchen Finished
Today, the last round of deliveries from Best Buy arrived, along with a bonus delivery from Restoration Hardware. Best Buy installed a wall oven and range on the upstairs kitchen, plus an oven, range, and refrigerator in the downstairs kitchen. There is some final electrical work to be done to wire the upstairs oven and … Continue reading Lake House Appliances Almost Done