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.
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 […]
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 […]
The fall season means a lot of things here in Chicago: the warm weather begins to turn chilly, colors start changing on the trees, and for bungalow owners, the end of October means they might have a Driehaus award or honorable mention in their future!
I’ve never attempted to landscape anything in my life. In the (almost) two years we’ve lived in the bungalow, we have only ever touched the yard with contempt (“This grass isn’t going to mow itself!”) and every year we make plans to “do something” and never follow through. It could be argued that “do something” […]
One of the big selling points when we purchased our bungalow in 2016 was the completely bare and unfinished…