"The entire second floor rear section of your house is being held up by two 2x4s...and it's going to cost $30k to fix it." This is an example of something you don't ever want to hear from a home inspector when referring to the property you and your significant other have...
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We've had quite a few new visitors on our blog today by way of the Apartment Therapy Homies page. As a result, we want to officially welcome all of our new guests to the site. We are Wendy & Alex, two long time DIYers who happen to have a love...
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A few weeks ago we covered the behind the scenes and how to of our guest blog post at Brooklyn Limestone. We accomplished an awful lot in a very little amount of time when turning our basement stairwell into a double duty space to serve as our coat closet, and...
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Several weeks ago we started talking about our efforts in establishing a budget friendly and very quick renovation of our kitchen. A refreshed kitchen was a move in necessity, and between our cabinet painting, hardware updates, spray paint counter top treatment, and inexpensive under cabinet lighting, we had established a...
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One thing's for sure here at Old Town Home -- we're dedicated to the detail work that often goes unnoticed. In my personal opinion, the detail work often makes the project a true success. Though the detail items that exist may not be so important for the casual observer, a...
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I can't even begin to tell you how amazing it feels to type the words "Vestibule Project Status: Complete." This statement has been quite a long time coming! As many of you know, the reconfiguration of the smallest room in our house was a labor intensive effort that stretched on...
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Do you have a block or collection of homes in your neighborhood that catches your eye almost every time you walk or drive by? Perhaps even an enclave in another city that you go out of your way to pass simply because you like the houses so much? Admittedly, there...
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I'm going to change it up a little bit for today's Toolbox Tuesday. Thus far in our (somewhat) weekly series we've been talking about tools that we own that have worked out particularly well for us. While this has hopefully been a good approach for those of you trying to...
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Ahhh. Is there anything better than having a Monday off? Alex and I are basking in the glow of our three day weekend and are finishing up a few odds and ends around our home. Hint. One major New Year's Resolution is being checked off as we speak. Any guesses? On...
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I don't know about you, but I've been absolutely swamped at my day job lately. We're talking once every El Niño or even once in the cycle of the cicadas type of swamped. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining about this, because I'm one of the lucky ones who...
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As many of our readers know from my DIY desk overkill, structured wiring obsession, pencent for whole house audio, DIY Server Rack, frequent Star Wars references, and typical demeanor, I like to fancy myself a nerd's nerd. I freely admit and appreciate this nerdliness about myself and have no qualms...
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After recently making a public declaration of our newfound love of roasted Brussels sprouts, I decided I should branch out and try new vegetables I've either never tasted or never prepared myself. Thanks to a reader's suggestion, turnips were next on my list.  Surprisingly, they were very easy to find at...
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Happy Valentine's Day to you! We hope your day is filled with paper hearts and sweet treats. And even if you don't have a particular Valentine in mind this year, we'll step in and be your virtual Valentine. This year our Valentine's Day is going to be a bit subdued. I've...
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For anyone following along the last several months, you may remember that Alex and I took a trip to Scandinavia last October. Our week spent in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark was an amazing experience because we were able to learn more about cultures and cuisine new to us, as well...
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One thing's for sure, the historic district of Old Town Alexandria has no shortage of cool and interesting homes and buildings. Some are historically significant, some take the crown for largest or smallest homes, while others may be locally known as having the status as the worst house in Old...
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