Kentile Floors

This past week there was a rumor floating around the local blogs which eventually ended up getting covered by the New York Times. Our beloved Kentile Floors sign, viewable from our windows, was feared to be torn down. Alas, there…

There will be MARBLE!

Saturday was the day I’ve been waiting for this entire renovation – buying our carrara marble countertops! Sure enough, the saleswoman tried to talk me out of honed. Did I know, she asked, that if they were cleaned with Windex,…

The five dreaded words

“There’s water in the basement” is the phrase that gives us a feeling of palpable dread and anxiety. Dealing with it was certainly not something we wanted to dedicate a weekend to. Especially when husband informed me that it would…

The saga of the refrigerator

Over Christmas in Chicago, we were lucky enough to get to play with everyone’s new refrigerators. There must have been some renovation fever, or big sale, because everyone we knew had new appliances. (And nobody apparently minded me digging through…

Flooring continues

Today we got a lot more flooring done. Husband and I are in pain tonight. Only 2-3 more days of this! Oy. But it’s really looking great. Details: 5 1/4-inch Australian Cypress from Lumber Liquidators