buster porch feature25 Jul 2016

The Dog Days of Summer

Dwelling on... Summer with a new  and trusted family companion.   Another post in the #ArchiTalks blogging series. #ArchiTalks is organized by Bob Borson at Life of an Architect. A group of architects writes blog posts around a single theme or subject and posts them all at the same time, ensuring a good range of various takes on the subject or theme. Last time, before a little break, we wrote a post on the theme of

homework-07-feature25 Jan 2016

Homework – Substantial Completion

Dwelling on #DesignersBuilding - A DIY Blog Series This blog series is an account of what happens when an architect, me, pushes past design and single handedly tackles some renovation; from design through demolition and to construction. I look forward to sharing with you my discoveries, the challenges, and the solutions. Please share your stories of renovation and remodeling in the comments, DIY or not.   It has been a while since the last Homework

Homework-06-feature23 Nov 2015

Homework – Professional Builders

Dwelling on #DesignersBuilding - A DIY Blog Series This blog series is an account of what happens when an architect, me, pushes past design and single handedly tackles some renovation; from design through demolition and to construction. I look forward to sharing with you my discoveries, the challenges, and the solutions. Please share your stories of renovation and remodeling in the comments, DIY or not.   High Work We have had more weather delays since

diy-homework-jigsaw-feature8 Oct 2015

Homework – Rain Delay Rails

Dwelling on #DesignersBuilding - A DIY Blog Series This blog series is an account of what happens when an architect, me, pushes past design and single handedly tackles some renovation; from design through demolition and to construction. I look forward to sharing with you my discoveries, the challenges, and the solutions. Please share your stories of renovation and remodeling in the comments, DIY or not. Rain Delay If you have caught on to my every-other-week-post-schedule,

diy-homework-drill-bit-feat21 Sep 2015

Homework – Sealant, Stain, and Rails Up

Dwelling on #DesignersBuilding - A DIY Blog Series This blog series is an account of what happens when an architect, me, pushes past design and single handedly tackles some renovation; from design through demolition and to construction. I look forward to sharing with you my discoveries, the challenges, and the solutions. Please share your stories of renovation and remodeling in the comments, DIY or not. END Game The weather is starting to allow a little

diy-homework-feature24 Aug 2015

Homework – Framing Finished

Dwelling on #DesignersBuilding - A DIY Blog Series This blog series is an account of what happens when an architect, me, pushes past design and single handedly tackles some renovation; from design through demolition and to construction. I look forward to sharing with you my discoveries, the challenges, and the solutions. Please share your stories of renovation and remodeling in the comments, DIY or not. Looking Back To review the screened in porch series to

Feature-Homework-02-sawdust9 Aug 2015

Homework – Demo to Framing

Dwelling on #DesignersBuilding – A DIY Blog Series This blog series is an account of what happens when an architect, me, pushes past design and single-handedly tackles renovation from design through demolition and to construction. I look forward to sharing with you my discoveries, the challenges, and the solutions. Please share your stories of renovation and remodeling in the comments, DIY or not. 'Other Stuff' Discovered During Demolition Review Last time, in the premiere Homework post, I highlighted demolition

Homework-diy-wood23 Jun 2015

Homework – Demolition

Dwelling on #DesignersBuilding - A DIY Blog Series This blog series is an account of what happens when an architect, me, pushes past design and single-handedly tackles renovation from design through demolition and to construction. I look forward to sharing with you my discoveries, the challenges, and the solutions. Please share your stories of renovation and remodeling in the comments, DIY or not. Sunroom - Before  Beginning A highlighting feature of our house was the enclosed sunroom which overlooked