On The Level

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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Snow Day

Snow Day

So far this has been a winter for the record books. I can’t remember one that has been this cold and snowy. Needless to say, not only is the woodpile getting too small too fast, but my work schedule is suffering. Everything takes longer in the snow and cold. Shoveling off the driveway and the […]

The Gang’s All Here…in the Kitchen

The Gang’s All Here…in the Kitchen

This remodel opened up a cramped kitchen, underutilized dining room, and dark entry hall into a large open plan eat-in kitchen. This home was built in 1915 when the kitchen was typically separated from the dining room to keep the mess and cooking heat away from the dining room. Today much of the entertaining and […]

Big Ideas for a Small Space

Big Ideas for a Small Space

 When I was first contacted about the possibility of converting an old one and a half story shed/garage into a small apartment I wasn’t sure it was possible. Like most old out buildings it was built with an oak sill plate laid on the ground. After one hundred years the sill plate was completely rotted […]