I Love My Crew

There comes a point toward the end of a big renovation project when I’m exhausted and sore and cranky. I’ve memorized every inch of floorboard. I can barely remember what my life was like before I met this master bath. I have started considering where this kitchen and I should spend our anniversary. We’re so […]

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Turn And Face the Change Order

Life is all about change. Change is good. It lets us grow and innovate. It spurs us to convert that tiny guest bedroom into a luxurious master bath. A desire for change is what starts any renovation project. So, why does it come as any surprise when we want to make changes partway through? There […]

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Space: The Final Frontier

It doesn’t matter whether you live in a 600 square foot loft or Versailles. If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a renovation manager, it’s that nobody ever has enough space. Or rather, no one thinks they have enough space. That’s why so many people build giant-sized new homes or add enormous, and often under-utilized, […]

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Ask Sally

Dear Sally:   My husband and I are renovating the living room in the downstairs of our historic home. It’s a fairly big project, but we’ll be staying in the house for most of the renovation. I love our contractor. I love the crew. I’m not exactly a clean freak, but every morning I walk […]

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Lighting Strikes Again

Thomas Edison may have invented the light bulb, but the light fixture has been a focal point of the room since the first person thought of putting a candle in something fancier than just a candlestick. Then came the lantern, the lamp, the sconce, the chandelier, the fluorescent tube and whatever you call those ashtray-shaped […]

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