Remodeling a Remuddle

Help Me Decide -- Should I Oil My Soapstone or Leave It Natural?

Help Me Decide — Should I Oil My Soapstone or Leave It Natural?

  Progress update on Project #HGDRemuddleRemodel today! Thankfully, all of the renovation work was done shortly after Thanksgiving, but I’ve been taking my time finishing up some of the details. What can I say? I got a little tired and then 2 weeks of the holidays hit. Now, I’m finishing up with soft treatments and …

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Home Glow Design 1st Floor Lighting Plan

4 Tips for Creating Lighting Flow & Our First Floor Lighting Plan

When I work on lighting plans for individual rooms, whether for clients or in my own home, I always think of the house holistically. I think of transitions and sight lines, which fixtures will take center stage vs. which will play supporting roles. I also always think about my flow of finishes. In many historical …

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The Difference Between Boot Rooms & Mudrooms

The Difference Between Boot Rooms and Mudrooms (And my Boot Room Plans)

  I hope I don’t completely burst every American reader’s bubble here, but frankly, after *diligent* research, the biggest difference I can tell between a “Boot Room” and a “Mudroom” is …       THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.   Yes, I believe this is another one of those “bathroom vs. loo,” “pants vs. trousers,” “sneakers …

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Should You Hide the Appliances in Your Historic Unfitted Kitchen?

Should You Hide the Appliances in Your Unfitted Kitchen? (And My Choices!)

  Hello! We are done with WEEK 7 of Project “Remodeling a Remuddle.” (If you’d like to follow along on Instagram, see the stories highlights!). I even found my slabs of Vermont Danby!       Head to this post if you missed the quarry tour and all the details about this gorgeous locally-sourced product.   Today …

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My Green Butler's Pantry/Laundry Combo Plans -- Maximizing Every Square Inch!

My Green Butler’s Pantry/Laundry Combo Plans — Maximizing a Small Space

  Today I have my plans for the Butler’s Pantry/Laundry I’ve been lusting after for years! Oh, I’ve pinned me some AMAZING butler’s pantries.     And I’ve pinned me some AWESOME laundry rooms that would take the pain out of the chore.     But trying to find inspiration for a combination of the …

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Everything You Need to Know About Vermont Danby Marble

Everything You Need to Know About Vermont Danby Marble Counters

  The Obsession: Vermont Danby Marble   But first off, a little comic relief! Do you remember this post about 7 lessons in outdoor lighting? Well, as a part of it, we included a spotlight on our home. Honestly, the spotlight makes our house so inviting in the dark. What we didn’t realize until Day …

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10 New "Old" Design Elements for my Unfitted Kitchen

Layers of “Implied Time” — 10 New “Old” Design Elements for an Unfitted Kitchen

After 7 years of waiting, the beginning of our “Remodeling a Remuddle” renovation is only weeks away! I’m starting to dig in deep to the particulars of this project with my GC, architect, and kitchen designer. I admit, I’m a little late in the game here. I’ve been working on client projects, and my own …

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