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DIY House Addition: Building a House From the Ground Up

Building a house takes many things– tools, patience, several cases of beer, and most importantly, a plan. In the last couple of years I’ve worked…

November 7, 2011 | 46 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY House Addition: Month 14 Wrap Up

Month 14 was officially the BIG month in the DIY House Addition Saga. It was the  “I’m moving out of the garage and into a…

DIY House Addition: Month 12 Wrap-Up

Back when we first broke ground on this house adventure and people would ask when we were going to be done, I’d casually wave a…

April 26, 2011 | 5 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY House Addition: Month 11 Wrap Up

Whew. We’re rapidly approaching a year of construction on the Memorial House, and isn’t it crazy how time flies when you’re covered in dirt uh,…

March 10, 2011 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

Pretty Mud: Things You Need To Know About Decorative Concrete

It’s possible that I almost had a minor breakdown when we had to choose the colors and patterns for the concrete that surrounds almost half…

January 25, 2011 | 17 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY House Addition: Month 9 Wrap-Up

It’s a pretty sure bet that when I’m talking about DIYing a house addition and/or living in a garage, I’m going to make some sarcastic…

January 21, 2011 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY House Addition: Month Eight Wrap Up

I’ve been talking about the impending deep-freeze for months and hey look, we’ve entered the 2010 ice age in Southern Michigan. Unfortunately Month 8 is…

December 17, 2010 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

Building Soffit Boxes (And wood soffit installation.)

I equate soffit building (particularly those funky boxes on the corners) as the house-building equivalent of being attacked by a shark. One minute you’re all…

November 30, 2010 | 12 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY House Addition: Month Seven Wrap-Up

Fall took its time standing on the edge of beautiful sunny weekends, taunting us with cloudless days and feathery breezes… and then that bitch took…

November 15, 2010 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

Almost Half Way (To Hell?)

I can’t really accurately describe the blissful days of hanging siding that the weekend consisted of if I don’t tell you a little bit about…

October 25, 2010 | 6 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY House Addition: Month 6 Wrap-Up

We’re almost six months to the day from when we hired a guy with a bigass excavator to come over a dig a moat around…

October 15, 2010 | 5 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY House Addition: A Week in the Life (Thursday)

Just in case you were thinking that when you choose to DIY a house addition you drop off the face of the planet after Wednesday,…

October 10, 2010 | 0 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY House Addition: A Week In The Life (Wednesday)

We had a singularly uneventful Wednesday right up until I learned 1.) We have bugs in our water, and 2.) J.Lo and I have now…

October 7, 2010 | 10 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY House Addition: A Week In The Life (Tuesday)

Tuesday’s burning question was “dear god, is our concrete going to be purple?” and don’t worry, we’ll get to that. Right after the part about…

October 6, 2010 | 3 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY House Addition: A Week In The Life (Monday)

Ever wonder what a week is like in the life of people who juggle full time jobs, part time contracting on their house, after-midnight blogging,…

October 5, 2010 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article