exterior renovation

The Peas' Knees

I really enjoy having a vegetable garden, and here in our new house, I can! It’s the first time in 7 years I’ve been able to plant a garden, so I’m a bit over-the-top excited about it. After building the raised garden bed (which would have made a great post, sorry, I forgot to do…

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Fixer Upper and the City

Yesterday, we removed the remaining subjects from the house we’re purchasing – it is now officially ours. In order to feel comfortable doing so, I had to do some serious research, which involved visiting City Hall in our new community. Armed with a note pad, diagrams and a long list of questions, I put on…

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The Door to a Better Home

Sorry the alignment of this post is pretty wonky – not sure what’s happening with the photos! Popular for years, painting the front door of your home is an affordable, relatively easy, way to give your house some added flair. Green, black, red – there is no ‘bad’ colour anymore, so long as it goes…

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Mole Bombing

Move on, rotten mole, move on. At long last, finally a new post. It took me a while to find the video footage I wanted. Don’t tell Warner Bros. They might bust me! šŸ™‚ So, the long and the short of it is that we had a problem with a very persistent mole. Watch the…

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Renovator, know thy tools

Sorry dear readers, this one is a bit longer than usual, but bare with me and skim it if it makes it easier! Renovating means different things to different people. To some, it’s a new coat of paint, new trim and someĀ decorative accessories. To others, it’s demolition, dust, lots of time, money and energy. One…

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Spouse Collaboration and a Paver Patio

Quite some time ago the Renovator ripped the “red-neck” white painted wood deck (I use the term deck loosely) down. Complete with hole infested corrugated plastic roof, the neighbors were as happy to see it go as we were. In its place, we decided that a 10′ x 10′ ground-level patio made of pavers would…

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Great House. Does it come in Yellow?

  Whether it’s your dream palace or a quick flip, the outside colour of a house isn’t something you should be basing a purchase on.Ā  That being said, when the colour isn’t appealing or is looking old and tired, you can do something about it.Ā  If you’re selling, it’s not just something you CAN do…

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