Getting a residential property survey

It is extremely important to understand the boundaries of your property, especially if you are undertaking a home addition or extensive remodel/renovation. Getting a residential property survey is an important first step since it will reveal the exact size of your property and the location of any structures such as sheds, fences or a garage. It will also reveal a portion […]

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Removing an old chimney

Our plan for exterior work in the fall of 2015 included replacing all the upstairs windows and installing new exterior siding on the back of the house. Before we could get started on either of those things we had to deal with the old chimney that went up the back of the house. This post explains why […]

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row house renovation design selection

A good design is essential to a successful renovation. If you don’t have any background in or experience with home design and renovation, knowing where to start can feel overwhelming. Without a design and plan to follow things can go sideways fast and get very expensive.  Continue reading to find out how we arrived at a […]

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2015 Christmas Gift Guide for DIYers

We can’t believe its already December and Christmas is less than 2 weeks away! It is a fun and busy time of year filled with getting together with family and friends, eating delicious food and exchanging gifts. The gift costs can add up so this year we decided to organize our 2015 Christmas Gift Guide for DIYers […]

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Summer Update and How to Water Orchids

We are halfway through summer already and can’t help but think “How did this happen?”. You may have noticed that we have been kind of quiet on the blog front lately (sorry!) but there is a good reason we promise! It has already been a crazy busy summer for us so far with all things Row House related, […]

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Nanoleaf Bloom Review

There are a lot of new smart light bulbs on the market. We recently got a Nanoleaf Bloom as a gift from a family member (thanks Alana!) that contributed to their Kickstarter campaign. This is our Nanoleaf Bloom review. What is it The Nanoleaf Bloom is the world’s first dimmable light bulb that doesn’t require […]

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DIY pantry shelves

After fixing and painting the bifold door to the kitchen pantry it was time to turn our attention to setting up some proper storage inside the pantry. Looking for something quick and cost effective we initially planned to purchase the VARDE Wall Shelf from Ikea but it was not available at any of the stores […]

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How to fix and refinish a bifold door

Underneath our stairs had been converted into a storage pantry by a previous owner, complete with unstable floor and broken bifold door. The bifold door track was broken making it difficult to open and shut the door when trying to access anything stored inside, so we hadn’t really been using the storage space effectively. In a […]

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