Woodside: The Third Year

Can you believe it’s been three years since we started work on Woodside? The progress isn’t as noticeable when you see the house every single day like we do, but when I look back at pictures from the first year and second year – WOW, we have come a long way! The biggest change (for us, at least) is that we now live at the … Continue reading Woodside: The Third Year

Insulation + Drywall

Guys, we have (some) walls! After finishing up the electrical and plumbing in the basement and first floor, we got to work insulating those areas. We used traditional insulation in the basement, and then opted for spray foam insulation throughout the rest of the house. Why spray foam? Although it is more expensive, spray foam has a higher R-value, which will make Woodside more energy … Continue reading Insulation + Drywall

Basement Framing

Who remembers how creepy the Woodside basement used to be? A failing foundation, giant old boiler, and territorial groundhog were just a few of the gifts bestowed upon us when we bought the house. Full confession – I wouldn’t go into the basement alone for the first few months because I was terrified the groundhog was going trap me in a corner (and then what, … Continue reading Basement Framing

Porch & Basement Work

Ah, spring (kind of). The weather has been pretty wacky the last few weeks in St. Louis, and the cold, wet days have led to us delaying and rearranging several projects, including our concrete and basement work. We were lucky to have a few days last week that were warm and dry, which helped us knock out a few things this past weekend. First we … Continue reading Porch & Basement Work