Category: Howto

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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Cleaning your floor the right way

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Cleaning. Everybody has to do it. Unless you hire it out. Or if you’re a caveman. But then you’d probably not be reading this anyway. Now that we had a finished floor all over...

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Enter the bathtub

When thinking about an intro for this post, nothing came to mind. So you’re going to write about our bathtub, and how it got in place? Great. How do you get people excited to...

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How to install a wall hung toilet

Now that we have plumbing, drains and all other kind of tubing in place, it’s time to start putting things in place. We decided to start with the toilet, as there was going to...

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How to make your own mortar

And no, we’re not talking about the weapon (although that would be very cool to make it yourself, it’s most likely also very illegal), we’re talking about the kind of mortar that makes your...

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Glue everywhere? Now it’s gone!

We continue with the floors on the first floor in this post. After removing all the carpet (still very glad that it’s gone) we were left with glue remains everywhere. As we were planning...

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A look underneath the carpet

Back in the days when the previous owners did their remodelling, carpet was the next hot trend. So what we got stuck with (quite literally) was a first floor completely covered in a dark...

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Bathroom trashing (part 2)

Last time we left off from our bathroom removal process with a bathroom that was empty, no longer cluttered with anything in it like a sink or a tub, or even cabinets. Before we...

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Bathroom trashing (part 1)

First thing we tackled, aside from the wallpaper, was the bathroom. I could let Chrisje work the wallpaper together with her parents (to which I owe thanks, as the method we used to get...

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