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The Before and After Slideshow

The Before and After Slideshow

First, a disclaimer:  I never did get around to working on this website like I had planned… we were too busy working on the house.  I have thrown up a gallery of before and after pictures, but even this page will change over time as I organize all the pictures...
2014 Projects

2014 Projects

2014 was a busy year of home design for the TyandNat’s. While this website remains very much a work-in-progress we have now told a few people about it, so we had better show you something. As such this post will simply highlight a few of the projects we’ve...
Shade Garden

Shade Garden

Before (What we had summer 2013) When we moved into “Claribell Manor” (we haven’t decided on a name for the house yet),  the north side of the house was overgrown with lilac bushes/trees and tree shoots/sprouts/suckers from the lilacs and various...
Fireplace cabinets

Fireplace cabinets

In addition to showing the work we have already put into various home projects, I would also like to use this website to store my ideas and inspiration for future projects.  One such projects is the building and placement of two cabinet/bookshelf units on either side...
Fire Pit

Fire Pit

When we purchased the house I wasn’t really planning on a fire pit but we had some friends who dug theirs out and offered it to us so we went ahead and put it in.  The pit has come in very handy since we don’t have a truck or trailer right now but we do...
Patching the lawn

Patching the lawn

When we first moved in we had very little grass.  The main reason for this is that the previous occupants didn’t rake or dispose of their leaves.  Neither did they mow the law or do any other regular maintenance, so everything was overgrown, mossy, and overall...
Basement Bedroom

Basement Bedroom

We are building a bedroom in our basement.  This will be a kids bedroom for now, but eventually we’d like to put in a nice bathroom and a walk-out into the backyard and then this could be a second master bedroom (it’s a little bit bigger than our master...
50 Gallon Rain Barrel

50 Gallon Rain Barrel

We decided that we could do the earth a solid and use a 50 gallon rain barrel to help water our yard and garden. Fortunately there is a $50 tax credit here in Wisconsin for purchasing just such a barrel, so when I saw one advertised on Woot.com for $80 (that retailed...

Downstairs Projects

One of the greatest benefits of getting this particular foreclosure was that they had done absolutely zero work to the basement so we are able to start from scratch.  Unfortunately that means there is a lot of work to do.  Here is a list of all the projects we want to...

Upstairs Projects

There’s a lot that needs to be done in the upstairs but there are other priorities that will come first (kitchen, yard, basement bedroom). Here’s our wishlist for upstairs projects: Reading nook (dining room) Mud nook (replace coat closet) Remodel Master...