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Can I get a Capital “P” for Progress!

By on Sep 25, 2014 in Back Porch, Bonus Room, Dumb Waiter, First Floor, Guest Bathroom, Kitchen, Lounge, Master Bathroom, Master Bedroom, Master Closet - Hers, Powder Room, Renovation, Second Floor, Third Floor, Upstairs Landing | 4 comments

Wow – the transformation of the last week has been amazing. Like “take my breath away” amazing. The haint blue ceilings I have swooned over for years are finally here – and ours. And we get them on two porches! Do we really get to live here? (This is what I keep asking myself…) The cabinets were delivered on Tuesday and the crew have been busy installing all week. To say that we are excited is the understatement of the year. Enough bitching about our current digs – the light is shining bright at the end of the tunnel. (That is a little smile coming from Jonathan’s face!) The old doors have been installed in the pantry and powder room. I really love the view of the new powder room tile through the transom window. It’s fun to have a modern surprise of 1/2″ penny tile covering the entire sink wall. And – next up for this powder...

The dumbwaiter is IN

By on Aug 22, 2014 in Bonus Room, Cellar, Dumb Waiter, First Floor, Laundry Room, Second Floor, Third Floor, Utility Room, Wine Cellar | 0 comments

The dumbwaiter was really Jonathan’s idea. And a great one at that. It’s going to be nice to not have to lug big things up and down the stairs! This handy device will go to all four floors. Here’s the top floor bonus room. Second floor laundry room. First floor utility room. Lower level wine cellar. Our rules are simple – operated by adults only and no living things shall be allowed inside. (Do ya hear that,...

A dumbwaiter – it’s really smart!

By on Jun 14, 2014 in Dumb Waiter | 0 comments

Just like I have had some non-negotiables in this renovation, so has Jonathan. The wine cellar was one and the dumbwaiter was one the other. I have to give it to my hubby, he researches and researches and researches until he finds the answer.  And boy am I glad he does this as he has found all sorts of smart solutions. I think this will be such a welcome addition to our soon-to-be 4 story home. This particular dumbwaiter will fit two of our largest pieces of luggage.  So there are no more excuses for leaving them on the first floor after a trip. And, if we ever need it, we can install a little, capsule elevator in the same space. How sci-fi is that?! (Let’s hope if this ever had to happen it could be well-hidden as this look will NOT pass Scott’s taste test.) So there you go – a dumbwaiter is actually a SMART-waiter! This is going to be one, useful feature.  (and...