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Historic Mortar 101

The winter months are a great time to plan outdoor projects and home maintenance. If you’re curious (or terrified) about historic mortar, this post is for you.

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Kitchen floor project | Part I

Last week I went to Florida on a work trip which meant leaving my dad unsupervised in the bungalow for approximately three days. Upon my arrival in Florida, I received this text from him: That is…or rather, was my kitchen floor. All two layers of it. In his defense, my dad can’t sit still when […]

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Maintenance Masonry and Stone

Bungalowners, please put down the paintbrush and step away from your limestone.

Spring cleaning has been on my mind lately, perhaps because it’s finally, almost, maybe, possibly about to be spring here in Chicago. I mean… if I didn’t just jinx us all by typing that aloud. (Sorry in advance). Today, we uninstalled the handrails on our front stoop and… wow! The front steps feel so much […]

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Chicago Bungalow DIY Projects

New year, new bungalow mystery.

I began a simple project on New Year’s Eve. Ok, I began what I THOUGHT was a simple project on New Year’s Eve. Having refinished the hardwood floors and patched and painted the plaster walls in the living room and dining room less than two years ago, the final project to finish these two rooms […]

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Step Inside a Charming and Beautifully Styled Bungalow in Galewood

The Morrissey’s purchased their first bungalow in 2014, and have worked hard to lovingly restore the original features of the home, including the art glass windows.

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Calling all Chicago Bungalow Dwellers!

I launched this blog with a vision… and not even a really noble vision…