Tag Archives: renovation

Another project from Lora

10 Jan

Regular readers will be familiar with Lora’s first renovation project ( http://tiny.cc/gontf ) — well, she’s managed to work her magic again!

I thought the front courtyard was a huge improvement to the entrance to the house — it really needed that bit of wood to balance all the siding and the color is a huge improvement from the drab brown it was before, no?

One of the other things that I’m really impressed with in terms of Lora’s approach is the fact that she does exactly what she needs to do to sell the house and nothing that she doesn’t.  I’m an avid follower of UK developer, Sarah Beeny’s property shows and she’s constantly hammering home the point (get the pun?) that if you’re looking to flip a house, you need to keep firmly focused on the fact that it’s not personal – it’s an investment.  Far too many developers buy a place to flip and fix it up as if they were going to live in it themselves versus looking at it as a buyer would.

At any rate, I’m sure you’ll agree that this is another job well done by Lora and team!

My new project

25 Jul

A good friend of mine recently said that if she spent as much time looking for a man as she did her new sofa, she would have been in happy couple bliss years ago… I’m not sure what this says about me since I’ve not only been searching for the perfect sofa but also the perfect home to go around it since I was about 13. 

I find that I get really restless when I don’t have a good project to get stuck into which is why I’m so excited about my latest project — a little 1890s, two-story artisan cottage on a cul-de-sac with a huge park at its doorstep.  I’m still a long way away from moving in or even breaking ground so I’ve got plenty of time to do some planning and inspiration finding…wanna join me?