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Is this Maintenance Worth it? You Decide.

By |September 3rd, 2013|Before and After Photos, Cottage Project, How To's|

Everyone seems to strive for low maintenance in a home nowadays. Well, it isn't always the best option. We had a sunroom project to work on at a cottage where we are replacing 9 storm windows that were caulked shut to keep out the water. A sunroom that doesn't have an operable window might as [...]

Cottage Project – 2 Year Update with Pictures

By |July 22nd, 2013|Before and After Photos, Cottage Project|

We purchased this cottage about 2 years ago this month.  There was nothing "wrong" with the cottage at the time, but we decided to make many improvements to move the place forward.  I wanted to write this post to outline the major work that was done since we purchased.  This article certainly isn't a "how-to", [...]

Dual Flush Toilet Options – Easy to Not so Much

By |May 11th, 2012|Cottage Project, Interior Projects|

Dual Flush Toilets When I decided to get a dual flush toilet for our cottage project, I mentioned it to a couple of friends and they didn't have a clue what I was talking about.  These are people would would consider themselves "green" or "conservationists" at heart.  I was surprised that they weren't aware of [...]

A Tiny Sink for a Tiny Bathroom

By |May 7th, 2012|Cottage Project, Interior Projects, Tools and Reviews|

I know that this is an issue that arises for many people when you try to renovate a space, or try to squeeze in an extra bathroom or powder room.  Often, we find ourselves constrained by the space and a typical bathroom vanity is too large for the space.  Some will go with the small [...]

Encapsulating Cutback – Tar Like Adhesive

By |April 2nd, 2012|Cottage Project, How To's|

If you are a handyman, renovator, or DIY'er, you have probably encountered a black, tar like, adhesive used for vinyl tile in the past. This stuff appears pretty nasty and probably is.  In cases where I am removing something that might contain asbestos or nasty chemicals that are no longer legal, I use quite a [...]