Master suite

Virtual Tour 



   - before

   - during

   - after

Front entryway


Downstairs bedrooms

Living & Dining rooms

Staircase and landing

Family room

Master suite

Upstairs bedrooms





Home Renovations



Pregnancy & Childbirth



An American (dog) in Paris


 We started demolishing the upstairs kitchen the day I finished my comprehensive exams for my PhD. Our friends (and former renters) Mike & Mandy gave us a hand in tearing apart their old kitchen. 

 Halfway done


 All of the cabinets are gone. This wall was so badly damaged that we covered it with a thin layer of sheetrock, rather than try to repair the crumbling plaster. 


The finished master bedroom. 


Now let's take a look at the master bathroom, which used to be Mandy's bedroom. We opened up a doorway in the wall (thanks, Dad, for helping us with that!). 

A view from the bathroom-to-be into the bedroom. 


The floors are now refinished, and the shower base and plumbing installed. We hired a plumber for the master suite conversion. It's a good thing we did, because we barely finished in time. 


Half of the shower is tiled with 12" marble tiles. 

 The finished shower, with a framless glass enclosure. We got to use the shower for a week before we moved. It was nice while it lasted.

Tiling the tub surround. 

The jacuzzi tub

View from inside the tub. We bought a Civil War era dresser and converted it into a vanity.