House Renovation (and other stuff)

The adventures of a family trying to renovate a 1900's Foursquare

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Location: Iowa, United States

Friday, June 29, 2012


Thursday, January 19, 2012


We have finished the flooring and woodwork downstairs, we have moved onto the steps going upstairs. Stripping them and refinishing them is the next project before we move upstairs.

Monday, January 09, 2012


Wood floor and baseboards are in! Woohoo!
The refinished heat registers don't look too bad either. Seems like since we uncovered the cold air return the furnace flow is tons better. Now the next project is to finish urethane and filling in the woodwork around the doors and windows. Then onto the steps. I am leaning toward refinishing what is there. Hopefully it will work.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


I have not updated for quite a while. We have done a few projects and a few major ones will be coming in the next week. The upstairs bathroom was completely finished, kitchen and dining room painted. Finally after about 9 years we will be installing new wood floors and baseboard next week. Also on the list two old doors we salvaged will be refinished and hung up, refinished heat registers will also be installed. Hope to in the next few months redo and insulate upstairs bedrooms and insulate the downstairs living room. Will update pix soon.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


We just got finished putting the new windows in the front porch. Next on the list is finishing the trim around them inside and out, and building the new entry door. Hopefully we can get rid of the siding that goes along the side and if we have to stucco that back in. Then it will be on to finishing shingling the garage and enclosing around the hot tub. Lots of little projects in the works. Hopefully we can get them all finished up.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


We have been super busy with redoing our roof of our house. We decided a few years ago that when we re shingle our home we wanted to do wood shingles. So that is what we are doing. We have had many complements and lots of looky lous. When I get some pix I will post them on here.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Patio Done

I have one picture of the patio done. More to come.