First floor electricity

Remember the very last line of the ceiling demolition? The one where I claimed I was done eating dust? Turns out I was wrong. Oh so wrong. I forgot we still had to talk...

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Reinforcements and silencing

With the original ceiling all gone, it was time to think about what needed to be done before we could start working on the drywall of the new ceiling. After all, this is a...

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The cabinet besides the kitchen

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

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

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

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!

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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