Our New House

Changing the Shower Trim Tub Handle to Control Volume and Temperature Separately

Changing the Shower Trim Tub Handle to Control Volume and Temperature Separately

We’ve been really happy with nearly everything about our new house. But I hated the shower control. You couldn’t control the temperature and the amount of water separately. When I am taking a hot bath, I want to be able to let just a little […]

Our Walk-in Closet

Our Walk-in Closet

We adjusted the house plan to give us a huge walk-in closet. I’ve had bedrooms smaller. The builder included this ClosetMaid TotalSlide closet system. It is a shelf with a bar below to hang clothes on. It pretty much follows the plans. It looks pretty […]

Change the Orientation of the Lever Handsets

Change the Orientation of the Lever Handsets

When Cliff installed the door handles, one was upside down. I thought had to buy a different set or learn to live with it. I was wrong. You don’t have to order a right and left with these handle sets. (You do with some.) These […]

Changing the Rest of the Door Knobs

Changing the Rest of the Door Knobs

The house came with Satin Nickel door hardware. I don’t really care for Satin Nickel. I bought reproduction glass door knobs. They did not work out. Old door knobs use a smaller hole than new door knobs. We could only use them on the closets. […]

Foam & Fabrics Outlet

Foam & Fabrics Outlet

I always seem to end up at Foam & Fabrics Outlet unintentionally. I was on the way back from another appointment when my phone alerted me that HQ was about to start.

Our New Kitchen – Getting Settled

Our New Kitchen – Getting Settled

We are still figuring out where everything goes, but I’ve been asked a few questions about the kitchen. This is what it looks like as you walk in from the front door. The island sure turned out big. I can’t reach the middle from anywhere […]

Putting Glass Door Knobs on the Closet Doors

Putting Glass Door Knobs on the Closet Doors

I bought glass door knobs for the entire house, but we have agreed that more modern handle sets are a better idea. Cliff works for Schlage locks and was unhappy with my choice of vintage style glass door knobs. He is perfectly content with using […]

The Right Thermostat: Lennox ComfortSense 7500 Touchscreen Thermostat

The Right Thermostat: Lennox ComfortSense 7500 Touchscreen Thermostat

When they finished installing the HVAC system, the thermostat was not the one they promised. We were told we would have the Lennox ComfortSense 7500 Touchscreen Thermostat. What we had was the Honeywell TH6210U2001/U T6 Pro Programmable Thermostat. The contractor called the HVAC guy back […]

We have Power & Finishing Up

We have Power & Finishing Up

The snow has rained away and they aren’t saying anything about people being without power anymore, so it should be our turn. Tuesday we met Beau and Jessica for dinner at Papas & Beer. On the way home we drove by the house. Look! They […]

Snow at the New House

Snow at the New House

The weather forecast was for snow. Crazy amounts of snow. Which we got. We are not going anywhere. When Cliff woke up, we walked down to the new house. The snow was very heavy. There were a lot of trees down in the neighborhood. We […]