Home Sweet Home Improvement II

new kitchen floor plan sketch

Since I posted this post last September, listing our home improvement to-do list, few things have actually happened in our home (well, tons of things have happened, however, not so much home improvement-wise), but there has been some development on paper… The Garden Project The family room in the garden is taking shape with the new protective wall. This will not only make our garden more private, but contains a … Continue reading

Home Sweet Home Improvement

Home Sweet Home Improvement

After an adventurous year in Italy we’re back in our hometown, Trondheim, getting ready for some serious home improvement. Our house has been rented out to a bunch of young males, and you can’t say that it has improved much this past year. On the contrary, the weak spots were practically screaming towards us upon our return… Even though we have been quite happy to have a break from the … Continue reading

Our Home in Pisa

Living Room

It sure is strange to get out of the chair, pack our suitcases and head off to another country. Our lives are literally turned upside down. We are evaluating many of our old habits, and are slowly adapting to the Italian culture. It is an exciting and fun adventure! After a few short weeks it is even hard to remember what life in Trondheim was like. We moved from our … Continue reading

Teen Room Makeover (part 2) the Result

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Some time ago, my daughter and I started on a joint venture; to transform her room into a place for solitude and concentrated work, more in tune with her interests and tastes (and her new-ish status as a teenager). Well, today I’m happy to say “we did it!” We painted part of the walls, the window sills and a mirror; bought and put up new shelves, a clothes rack, lighting, … Continue reading

Teen Room Makeover (part 1)

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Phase 1: defining the problem When we moved into our house in 2007, my daughter and I were both involved in picking out the colors and style, layout and furniture for her room. Together we chose the colors red, purple and white to be predominant, and were quite happy with the results at the time. But then her interests and tastes changed quite a lot. She was no longer comfortable … Continue reading

Storage Room Reorganized (part 2)

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Welcome to a guided tour of our new storage room (of about 10 square meters, so it won’t take too long). For more on the process, you can read part 1 first if you like. Here’s how it turned out: The picture to the left is from the doorway, looking in. We permanently closed the door behind the corner section, which used to lead to the laundry room (the access … Continue reading

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