It looks like they are having a lovely start on a reno in the kitchen. I love a breakfast nook and will have one here someday when we do the addition. I think it is cozy to have two eating spaces in a giant kitchen. I want three actually- a nook, a table, and a counter....It is really just three areas for me to pile things- but I can dream!
Planet Reuse! Kansas City architect Bradley Hardin and his partners Nathan Benjamin and Daniel Fox got together and created a really cool site called Planet Reuse that is world's first free digital warehouse for building construction materials! I love this! This site assists (for Free) people in finding reused and Eco friendly products with much less hassle. You create a listing or browse the listing and find what you need or never knew you needed! ( like reclaimed flooring, carved stone, chandeliers)
Quote from Planet Reuse website:
"We aren't eBay and we aren't Craigslist. We're simply better, because PlanetReuse is focused on the construction community and providing buyers and sellers with the best online tool for material reuse by reaching the right audience.
I know these super duper little gems called GE Caulk Singles are supposed to be one time disposable use but I used this one weeks ago and simple folded it over and was able to caulk my heart out in the worlds ugliest kitchen tonight. I think this is great! I not only do not need to fuss with the caulk gun, but I also feel good about a product that does not need to be thrown away after a small use. I really love this product. It makes me feel all giddy inside! Yahoo for one more thing that makes the DIY life a little less complicated because it sure is complicated living like this. :)
So I have been really looking for tile for the bathroom upstairs. I mean really looking and resigning myself to the fact that the credit card might have to get some action for me to just go ahead and get this renovation over and done with. I can barely live with this nightmare bathroom for much longer. I would love to snap my fingers and have it done right now, but of course I must find the tile and the time and get Joe to help me. I need to learn a bit more about the process. I have been searching...
I found this site that seems to have everything from planning and supplies to step by step directions for tile work.
(photo via This Old House)