Now that the dust has settled from the big 2010 project (so close to finishing the kitchen, really!), I’ve been cleaning up and updating things around the ol’ blog, focusing on the main links at the top of the page.


House Tour – We’ve been thinking about better ways to organize the various projects that we’ve tackled and it seemed logical to divide the content into rooms or different parts of the house. (We’d been in the house 3 years before I started this version of the blog, so lots of back-blogging was in order.) In addition to the “before” and “after”, we felt it was important to show the process as well. I’m still fussing around with the text and graphics, but it seems better organized than before.

Design – This page has been condensed and updated and shows the basic floor plan iterations (which are hopefully easier to read than the earlier versions).

Resources – This is a new page that lists all of the materials and products that we’ve used so far and where we got them. I opted not to include links, since products are constantly changing and any of the items could be quickly Googled (or just shoot us an e-mail and we’d be happy to point you in the right direction). 

Sustainability – This page has been revamped as well. It is now a more inclusive list of what we’ve done (and would like to do) and is organized by common environmental categories. Even though being green isn’t the main focus of this blog, it influences nearly every decision we make and so we thought it deserved its own page (even if there aren’t any pretty pictures). For us, good design is sustainable design.


If anything looks wonky or isn’t working, please let me know! The blog, like our house, is a continuous work in progress.



8 Responses to “housekeeping”

  1. Robin says:

    Awesome! That must have taken a lot of work but the house tour alone looks great. I didn’t realize how much you two had to do on the roof; holy cow! We replaced the shingles on our shed but there was no structural work needed.

    • chezerbey says:

      Yes, the roof was our first real project and I’m pretty sure it was our sheer enthusiasm that got us through. NEVER again! =)

  2. Yolanda says:

    Details – down to the dryer vent. That’s what I’m talkin’ about! Thanks!

  3. Emma says:

    I recently came across your blog and LOVE it (I went back some 26 pages or so… ooops, Sunday afternoon gone!). I am on the market for my first house and expect to buy something less-than-stellar and do a lot of renovations – thus, I would be happy to see something on the numerous books and manuals you must have read. A “useful readings for many-fingered academics with powertools and copious spare time” tab, maybe?

    So happy to have found you!

  4. Robin says:

    You may have seen this already but when I came across this link today I thought of your blog (it looks like your coffee table on the video):

    Looks like a great way to finish out your flex space!

    • chezerbey says:

      I have seen that video! It’s pretty incredible, especially how they were able to perfectly weight everything for seamless operation. I’m guessing it’s pretty spendy but still, great ideas.

  5. hiphousegirl says:

    I just did some catching up. First, I really like how you show your floor plans. Second, your pictures of Bailey made me want to march down and get a Golden Retriever- SO CUTE. Third, I just love your blog and what you’ve done to your house!

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