Tag Archives: demo

Cable Craziness

Since the house was previously rented out to 4 college students (1 per bedroom), cable was run in every room. You’d think that was a good thing. I guess it was but it was done in the craziest way. I’m … Continue reading

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Pie in the Sky Hopes

Remember this TO DO list from a few days ago? Yeah. I’m chuckling too. After the fiasco with our lovely risers, I’m remembering the truth I already know. It will always take longer  &/or cost more money than originally expected. With our … Continue reading

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De-Proofed

When we moved in, the front bedroom on the second floor looked like this: Every square inch covered in sound proofing tiles. And when I say every square inch, I mean EVERY square inch (except the floor). They were meticulously … Continue reading

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Jenn & John

Our first non-family additions to the Wall of Awesome*!! Jenn & John came up Tuesday night and helped us tackle the 2nd floor bathroom. That fugly wallpaper was already peeling off. They helped it all the way off. YAY! First … Continue reading

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Review: 1-800-Got-Junk?

Between the 2 rooms of carpet I tore up a couple weeks ago and Saturday’s flooring fest, we have a huge amount of debris in the form of carpet, carpet tiles, and laminate “wood” flooring. Of course there were also … Continue reading

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Clean Slate

Saturday we vanquished the gross flooring the previous owner left us. While I had already ripped up 2 rooms of carpet, there were still several rooms of disgusting left. We chose to divide & conquer. That meant we never really … Continue reading

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Space vs. Historic Accuracy

I’m taking a break from thinking about our garden apartment for a day because I’m currently preoccupied with our 1st (aka parlor) floor. While we were at the house ripping out drywall Monday evening, we met a couple of our … Continue reading

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How to Remove Drywall

Yesterday after work, the hubs & I ripped out all the drywall in the basement garden apartment kitchen. Why? 1. The gas line to the stove was not secured and flexing freely 2. Electric outlets could have been placed better … Continue reading

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Basement Demo Day

The basement of our brownstone (can you call it a brownstone if it’s brick?) is zoned as a separate unit; separate electric meter, separate gas meter, 2 different points of egress, the whole nine yards. Unfortunately, it’s not what one … Continue reading

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