Monthly Archives: July 2011

Let’s play one of our favorite games…”What were they thinking?”

The construction on our project is almost complete and so we’re spending a good deal of time purchasing, planning and organizing our staging phase.  We’ve gone to IKEA (twice), toured estate sales with a local dealer and hit lots of yard sales looking for tasteful, appealing furnishings & accessories. We’ve also created a spreadsheet, complete […]

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More progress pictures- yeah!!

 This is for the birds!! I’m referring not only  to the great fountain in the backyard at our Adams Place Project, but  to this heat wave! Despite the searing temperatures, the men at Extreme Building Makeovers are continuing to move at a good clip and we’re very excited with the steady progress.  Take a look… It […]

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An unforeseen side affect of foreclosures…

We’ve seen the signs;  weeds, tall grass, maybe a broken pane or falling shutter, the “foreclosure” notice tacked onto the  FOR SALE sign.  However, one thing you don’t see (or smell) until you walk into the vacant building is mold. To get an idea of how the problem is likely to grow, listen in here […]

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Greenhabbing (r)evolution

Over the weekend while reading the paper we came across a surprising article about a very eco-friendly second home, built by a couple of architects in Finland, Little House on the Baltic. It has no running water or indoor bathroom, barely sleeps 4, AND  it’s a 10 minute bike ride from Helsinki. I know what you’re […]

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