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New Red Brick Patio With Cool Updated Structural Support

Home Remodel Time In this series, I last left you with a broken up patio. Well, now I'm here to show you the almost finished new red brick patio. You can see in the right of this picture that we're not completely done yet, but almost (also there is junk everywhere, but that's how it is when remodeling). Kyle still had to ... see more >>

Destroying a Tile Patio Is So Fun

Home Remodel Time If you need to be updated: Here is a link to previous posts about the Front Yard. Once we got most of the yard done, Kyle got started on the front patio because we did not like it. This was a lot of hard work, and it was really hot. It took about 2 days (a few hours each day to complete), ... see more >>

Painted Wood Planters

Home Remodel Time Catch up on the front yard posts: Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five And Now Here's Part 6. Finished the fence toward the top, and also painted the hill planter, and planted wild flowers (not growing yet): And instead of keeping it like this... ...We got rid of the ugly chain ... see more >>

Building A Multi-Level Planter on a Hill

Home Remodel Time I can't believe September is upon us already! I know you all are busy, so I'm going to try to keep the words short and let the pics mainly speak for themselves, so you can get on with your Labor Day Weekend! And if you're really bored at work or something, you can catch up on the last post about progress on the ... see more >>

Now the Grass Is Greener on Our Side

Home Remodel Time Tried to think of a clever title for this post. But you should never really think the grass is ever greener on the other side, because it's not! But our grass was growing like crazy after about a month of good watering. Remember when we planted the grass seed? Well, we planted the grass seen on March 13, 2010, ... see more >>

Planting Bushes, Trees, and Grass

Home Remodel Time After creating a larger dirt filled area for our future lawn, we planted a few plants, a tree, and some grass seed. And in a couple weeks, grass started growing! It was so exciting to see those little green stems pop up everywhere. Obviously (as most people are when they plant grass seed for the first ... see more >>

Cutting Down a Palm Tree

Home Remodel Time We're back on the front yard of our home remodel of the home we owned from 2008-2011. After we broke down part of the wall in the front yard, we Kyle had to get rid of this palm tree: Why, you ask? Well, to put it simply, we just weren't feelin' it. It just didn't belong, and it was right smack dab in the middle ... see more >>

Breaking Through a Brick Wall – Front Yard Part One

Home Remodel Time Before we even finished the stairs, we got to working on the yard. It was winter so we knew it would be a lot easier to work in the cool weather than in the 90-100 degree weather we typically have in the summer. Also, it would be better to plant things in the late winter/early spring so that the plants could get all ... see more >>

Installing Simple Vinyl Flooring

This is a sponsored post. Home Remodel Time You've now seen our updates on our hallway area by the stairs: and in the office: But I haven't even mentioned what flooring we used, or how we did it. When deciding on what flooring to use, we had to think about cost, look, feel, function, and the ability to clean. Obviously ... see more >>

Office with a Nautical Feel – Before and After

Home Remodel Time I claimed the office as my own personal project. It was a room I knew I could tackle all by myself. And being a girl, most people think Kyle does all the work, so I wanted to make sure there was at least one thing I could say I did all by myself. Here's how the office looked before we moved in: Then, ... see more >>