Posts tagged "renovating"

Renovating in Arcadia

windowsreplacementinarcadiaThis week I am working in Arcadia helping a childhood friend of mine finish renovating his home.  He has been working on the project for the better part of a year, but he has got to a point where he needed some help.  There are just some things that he wanted to do in the house that he couldn’t do on his own, and he enlisted my help.

It was a good excuse to get out of work for the week.

While I am helping with some of the work, there are things that I will not be doing.  For example, he has someone coming in to do the Windows Replacement in Arcadia as neither of us have ever replaced windows before.  In those types of cases, it makes more sense to hire an expert as it saves both time and the possibility of screwing that part of the renovation up.  We’re both man-enough to admit when there is a job we can’t handle, and thankfully there is talent in the area that can do the work we can’t.

We are hoping to get most of the work done here by the end of the week because I need to be back at work on Monday.  It has been a good week – working by day and visiting by night.  I am lucky I had the opportunity to come help him out.

Posted by Melissa Jones - March 7, 2017 at 3:42 pm

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Window Shopping on a Saturday

While most of my weekends are busy, this weekend seems to be playing a different tune.  You see, it has been a slow and lazy day, so I have been getting some rest and relaxation by going window shopping.  I know that most of you think that I am talking about looking at stores and browsing through their items, but I think you need to take me a little more literally.

I was actually going window shopping.

Specifically I was looking for windows in Glendale that would work for my latest project.  I bought a little fixer-upper house that needs some serious TLC, and I thought that I would take a look at some windows to get some inspiration as to what I could do with my latest purchase.  I knew that if I could find the right type of window to be the focal point of my living room, it could really make the house a special place.

All I needed was the right inspiration.

While I haven’t found the perfect type of windows yet, the day is still young.  I think that I will be able to find something that will work for me and my pet project.

It has been the perfect way to spend a Saturday.

Posted by Melissa Jones - July 9, 2016 at 1:19 pm

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Finishing the Kitchen

For the past couple of weeks we have been working on renovating our kitchen.  You see, we have been living here for some time now and we have been wanting to change the kitchen for a long time.

But, what was supposed to be done one weekend has now turned into a longer commitment of weeks.  Our biggest problem was getting all the supplies to get the job done as the local hardware store didn’t have everything that we needed.

But the end is in sight – the last of the bar stools has shown up and hopefully we will be done everything by tonight.


Posted by Melissa Jones - December 2, 2008 at 11:37 am

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