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We get quite a few questions here on Old Town Home, but one of our blog's most frequently asked questions is:"So, now that you've had your IKEA butcher block counters for a while now, what do you think?"
Whether its being asked by someone considering IKEA butcher block (or a butcher block counter of any type) that would like our take on the surface, or by someone who already has it installed and wants to see if our opinions align with their thoughts, we receive quite a few emails and comments regarding our install and how it's been holding up.
Besides, how often do you see information about how wonderful a new product or finish is but never hear an update on how it's holding up to the daily wear and tear as an item that's actually used in a home?Read Full Post... read more at Old Town Home
Posted 2 days 19 hours ago on Old Town Home
How would you like to snuggle up inside the embrace of the earth…. with warm natural elements surrounding you…. your own greenhouse full of food…. and spectacular forest views to the south with the warm Colorado sun pouring in? Well – here you go! This fabulous earth-sheltered home is located in the mountains west of […]... read more at housecrazy
Posted 3 days 8 hours ago on housecrazy
After much deliberation, our laundry area is finally seeing some action. Well hello there, washer…. shall we take this to the bedroom?
No literally, we took it to the bedroom. JEALOUS?
Seriously though – it has been a busy week around here (mostly with unrelated book stuff) but we’ve managed to get some dust flying upstairs too. Long story short, thanks to a lot of thought (and a lot of encouraging comments from you guys) we’ve decided to do more ourselves, while managing some pro sub-contractors directly.
Our second contractor estimate (after the initial $5,000 one) came in at $3,300, which was a more digestible number, but he had an impending vacation – and actually encouraged us to do a lot of it ourselves.... read more at This Young House
Posted 3 days 20 hours ago on This Young House
Luma Comfort HEPA Air Purifier Review We often think of air pollution as something we experience outside, not inside, our homes. Increasingly, however, we understand this isn’t the case: the quality...
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Posted 3 days 20 hours ago on A Concord Carpenter Comments
This post was written by Megan of Two Delighted, contributor for Brooklyn Limestone.Hello friends! It’s Colleen again and I’m here with a DIY for the cat lovers. We adopted the sweetest kitten this winter and we love everything about him, except the fact that our litter box quota has increased exponentially from one (for our older cat) to four (to make sure the kitten doesn’t urinate all over the house). Litter boxes are unattractive and smelly. It is just a fact. The one we have downstairs has been offending my eyeballs for months and I finally decided that I would make an attractive litter box holder to remedy the problem.... read more at Brooklyn Limestone
Posted 3 days 21 hours ago on Brooklyn Limestone
Jill and I spent two weeks in New England recently. We took our custom camper van–and the dogs, of course. Jill wanted to see a really old house–since New England is the place to see really old houses–so I took her to the Fairbanks House, which is the oldest timber frame building in North America, built in 1636. She was duly impressed but also kind of freaked out about it because “it’s so dark and damp and crooked inside and I can imagine how hard it must have been to live in that house nearly 300 years ago!” We looked up the European population of America at that time: about 1,200 people. That freaked Jill out too.... read more at Houselove
Posted 5 weeks 6 days ago on Houselove
Literally, for decades this old cabinet was in the laundry room:It's a great little cabinet, lots of drawers and a top to hold baskets, laundry, etc. The only problem was that it was in pretty rough shape. Not only was the paint peeling badly, but some of the wood was coming apart:So with lots of wood glue, some thin slices of 2x4, clamps and screws...LOTS of sanding, priming and painting, and "new" knobs (left over from some long-forgotten piece of cabinet or something) she ended up looking like this:And here it is in its "new" habitat!So here's a before and after shot, kinda tickled with the way it turned out!It's a shame I can't get the color to really show, it's the same color that was used on the front porch, and really adds a little pop to the laundry room.... read more at 173 Our Old House
Posted 6 weeks 1 day ago on 173 Our Old House