Renovation Plan: Basement

I am pretty sure I’m not alone when I say basements can be kinda creepy. Granted, I don’t have a lot of experience with them – I grew up in a house without a basement and our current house is a slab, but the apartment I lived in after college had a basement. The apartment was in a beautiful old brick building in south St. Louis … Continue reading Renovation Plan: Basement

Renovation Plan: Exterior

To date, most of our blog posts have been about getting our hands dirty, dodging the critters of Woodside & hanging out underneath the farmhouse. I thought we should shake things up a bit and give you all a preview of our renovation plans. I’ve mentioned before that we are working with an amazing architect, Jennifer Sims Taylor at Fendler & Associates. Having never worked … Continue reading Renovation Plan: Exterior

Supporting Historic Restoration & Renovation in Missouri

Please bear with us as we depart from our usual content and post about something happening in our community. As reported earlier this year, the Missouri Senate is currently reviewing Senate Bill 226, which could, among other things, negatively impact the Missouri Historic Tax Credit Program if passed. The current status of the bill can be viewed here. If you’ve been reading our blog since the … Continue reading Supporting Historic Restoration & Renovation in Missouri

Foundation – Part 1

I think I’ve mentioned before (or you have probably figured it out by reading this blog) that I am the novice in this operation. I spend a lot of time asking questions & searching Google, and then throwing buzzwords into conversations when people ask me how the renovation is going (“Oh, you know, then we had to move a crib* over eight inches.”) When I was … Continue reading Foundation – Part 1