The subject matter and tone of the last update were heavier and more emotional than most renovation stories, I realize. For this one, I thought I’d share some of the ridiculous situations and on-the-fly decisions inherent in any good reno project. And, because no one has ever appreciated silliness and spontaneity more than our late-friend … More From Bitter to Sweet: A Kitchen Transformation, along with a Dollop of Detours
Here’s the first in a series of “Before and After” stories. Transformation: Bathrooms. For weeks, I’ve struggled with how to continue sharing this renovation story. How easy it would be to let the before-and-after photos speak for themselves – and, I think these images communicate volumes, at least I hope so – but, my heart … More So Much More Than A Renovation Story.
I have been promising the first renovation update for weeks – seven weeks, to be exact – then, well, things kept getting in the way. You know, “things” like: tearing down walls, gutting ancient bathrooms, pulverizing a horrendous kitchen down to the floor studs, researching, choosing, and sourcing materials – all in a language not … More Renovation Lucca Update: Week 7
They say patience is a virtue. Well, you my friend, are overflowing with virtues. Thanks for coming along with us on the crazy, seemingly-never-ending journey. I have enjoyed revisiting and sharing each of these properties with you and I hope it’s served as a mini-travelogue. I have always believed to better understand a place and … More Home Search Lucca: Which Property Do We Choose?
Just a note: A wrote this article earlier this week and, for a variety of reasons, almost didn’t share it today. Then I was reminded that there’s a dear friend out there who has been key to our house search and life in Lucca. This friend has shared his expert advice, come to our rescue … More The Proud Papa, A Nobile Floor, or An Even-Pinker Palace: Home Search Lucca, v2.3