How to add equity by re-working a home’s layout

new main living level layout

Well, we’re still over here waiting for the plumbing to get finished, so we haven’t made much progress over the past week or so.  I don’t want to leave you totally hanging, though, so I’ve mocked up the new floorplans we’re planning to implement, so you can get a sense of how we’re planning to re-work the spaces, and maybe even get some ideas for your own home! Continue reading

DIY Cast-Iron Tub Makeover

how to refinish an old cast iron claw foot tub

The main floor bath is just about ready to be revealed (so exciting!), but I wanted to take a little time-out to highlight the tub you’ll be seeing in there!

I felt like this tub deserved it’s own post, and a little how-to, since it required a little sprucing up.

When we bought the house, there were all kinds of things in there! Molding from doorways, old doors and windows, an old dresser (which we have some as-yet-undetermined plans for!) and…. this strange old tub. Continue reading