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Bathroom Renovation

We have just begun a renovation of the boys bathroom in our 109 year old house.  It’s not clear to me when all of the previous renovations were done, but as the demolition proceeds you can see the layers of renovation.


Here you can see the framing of an old door with newer wood to close it off.  The other side of the door now would go into my closet.  You can also see the fuse box for the old knob and tube wiring (not still used thank goodness).










And here is the bath and toilet/vanity areas:


I’ll post more pics as the renovation continues.

Patio Repair

We finally got around to getting the huge hole in our brick patio repaired!  We lost an enourmous elm tree in a storm last fall.  We’re lucky that the tree fell away from the house.  This left a huge ugly hole in the patio.  We debated on how to deal with it; a new tree, or repair.  We finally decided on a repair, this would help with the uneven areas of the patio from the years of growth of the now dead tree!  The job was (as is usual with our house) much more difficult than expected!  Martin and his crew worked extrememly hard, but you can’t argue with the final result.