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Painting That Wall Gave Us Many Lessons

Painting That Wall Gave Us Many Lessons

I love painting.  Paint covers flaws and gives a room a fresh uplift and makes it clean and bright.  I've been painting walls for years, but never anything that tall. Tom and I learned a few things during those two days. Don't Overestimate Your Ladder Know the height of your ceilings...

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Our Vision for an Amazing Home Renovation in Lockport, IL

Our Vision for an Amazing Home Renovation in Lockport, IL

This House Has Great Bones! If you watch HGTV at all or read about renovating homes, you know you want to start with a house that has great bones.  Great bones means the house is structurally sound with a layout that can be restructured to meet the needs of a...

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The Basement - Turning a Yuck Space into an Ahhh Space

The Basement - Turning a Yuck Space into an Ahhh Space

Did I mention our goal is to fix the house and get it back on the market by July 14, 2021?  That will have given us exactly two months since the date of purchase.  Our schedule is challenging because our favorite contractor, Connor Trischler, has other jobs scheduled.  Connor is...

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609 E. 12th Street, Lockport, IL

609 E. 12th Street, Lockport, IL

As I mentioned, we walked out of the house discussing a full price offer of $200,000.  As Tom and I stood by our car talking with Ellen, our realtor, my phone pinged that the house was "Pending," meaning that the owners had accepted an offer.  "What?  Are you kidding me?"...

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