The cabinet besides the kitchen

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Last fall we were trying to finish up our living – dining – kitchen space. One of these problem areas was that open space along the wall, between the chimney for our fireplace and...

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C’est la vie

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Why hello there. I’m Koen. Welcome to our little blog. It’s been quiet over here, isn’t it. Not by choice, but, as the French say, “c’est la vie”. A couple of weeks ago we...

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Fire tricks and tools

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First of all, let me wish you a happy Easter! May the eggs have been big and plenty! Unless you’re not into that kind of thing… Now, onward one last time in the fire...

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After the fire, keeping it clean

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I know, we’re March already, so technically fire-February has passed. Since I missed some weeks, I’ll just have it continue into March. Up for today: how to keep your fireplace working perfectly. Day-to-day actions...

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Fire in the hole!

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After last post we’re sitting on a pile of wood, ready to set a bonfire (or a pyre if you’d like). Or just warm the house. But how do you do that? The classical...

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Wood & fire

I don’t know about where you live, but over here we’ve had an exceptional warm winter. So far we’ve had one week or so where temperatures dropped below freezing, but that doesn’t mean we...

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Happy holidays!

‘T Is the season again. The season for best wishes and thinking about the coming year. The moment we think about resolutions. It was also this period we first took a look at the...

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That outer wall of the kitchen

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The outer wall of our kitchen still needed to be finished. There was this big support for the beam holding up the roof, placed after that beam got a piece welded on. Sadly there...

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Quick note on contracts

So far we’ve dealt with three contractors for a substantial amount of money. Out of those three, there’s only one that has delivered as promised: the one that built our fireplace. The other two...

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