Upstairs Flooring

The most recent flooring updates have taken place upstairs, where the upstairs hallway carpet was removed and replaced with hand scraped hickory hardwood, identical to the wood flooring on the main level. This was the last planned flooring update for the main house, aside from redoing the stairs in dark wood instead of carpet. Here … Continue reading Upstairs Flooring

Range Rover High Snow

It was a pretty mild winter in Wisconsin through Christmas, but January and February brought a ton of snow. I don’t usually post about weather on this blog unless it’s flooding impacting the lake house or things of that nature, but I took a photo the other day of snow piled almost as high as … Continue reading Range Rover High Snow

Pottery Barn Chairs

Two of the last pieces of furniture to finalize for the current remodeling phase (lower level living room, upstairs guest bedroom and upstairs hallway) were the chairs in the lower level living room. I wanted a classic leather chair, and wasn’t completely happy with the choices that I’d found before. I finally found a chair … Continue reading Pottery Barn Chairs

Closet Shelves Completed

Two weekends ago, I built all of the IKEA closet wardrobes and installed them in the guest bedroom and my wife’s office. They fit perfectly, and with the combination of shelves and drawers, they made both closets significantly more useful for storage. The six wardrobe frames I build meant that I’ve now assembled 20 of … Continue reading Closet Shelves Completed

New Light Fixtures

In addition to the art, I ordered new light fixtures right away for the rooms being redesigned. I replaced the generic dome lights in the guest bedroom and my wife’s office with new chandeliers. I also ordered a new light fixture for my office to replace the old ceiling fan, which wasn’t really necessary anymore … Continue reading New Light Fixtures

New Art

After repainting the walls in the lower level, guest bedroom, and the upstairs hallway, the next step was to get new art. Just like the main level redesign, I wanted to use a combination of existing and new pieces, and a combination of framed art and sculpture. I also wanted to eliminate some of the … Continue reading New Art