Hazardous Design is the documentation of a home renovation on Hazard Ave. We are in the process of renovating our New England home room by room.
The Apron Edition: Finding the Perfect Contractor
- Published on Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Authors: Carrie @ Hazardous DesignChris and I have hired our fair share of contractors in the nine or so years that we've been homeowners. Some have been fantastic and some haven't worked out at all. Why is it that finding a talented, trustworthy, and reliable contractor can sometimes be just has difficult as if we'd just done the job...
Exterior Paint Color Obsession
- Published on Monday, 25 June 2012
Authors: Carrie @ Hazardous DesignTwice now, I've knocked on the door of the house I'm obsessed with to ask the homeowners for their paint colors, and twice noone has come to the door. (There was a car in the driveway the second time I stopped by, so now I'm paranoid that they were actually home but didn't want to talk to me).
Yes, I know I could...
- Published on Friday, 22 June 2012
Authors: Carrie @ Hazardous DesignI wish I'd known these existed before we started renovating.
RejuvenationWe've been replacing all of our off-white light switches and light switch covers with white ones--which don't get me wrong, is a HUGE improvement. It just would have been neat to replace them with something a little more in line with the...
Shutters and Hardware
- Published on Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Authors: Carrie @ Hazardous DesignChris is really involved when it comes to the aesthetics of our house, but most of the time I'm the one that agonizes over colors or fabrics or furniture selections, and I narrow them down for Chris to choose from. So I get a kick out of it when Chris comes to me with his own ideas and asks for my opinion.
- Published on Monday, 18 June 2012
Authors: Carrie @ Hazardous DesignOur big project this summer is to get the house roofed and painted. When I last discussed our roofing situation, I was debating an asphalt product that looked like scalloped slate.
Chris read that blog post and immediately nixed the idea. He said he had "his heart set on using synthetic slate". Fair enough.
Off My Rocker
- Published on Friday, 15 June 2012
Authors: Carrie @ Hazardous Design
- Published on Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Authors: Carrie @ Hazardous DesignHas your significant other ever threatened to make you art as a gift? Mine has, and I promptly told him I would not be wearing a macaroni necklace to work. It wasn’t macaroni this year. For my birthday Chris surprised me with this lovely custom piece of art.
If you are...
- Published on Monday, 11 June 2012
Authors: Carrie @ Hazardous DesignIt has been a long while since I posted any thrifting finds. Mostly because my local Salvation Army has been empty due to a lack of donations.
So I was pleasantly surprised at some of the items I saw when I checked in the other day.
This king sized sleigh bed would be a pricey ($500 firm) thrift store purchase,...
Work Hard, Play Hard
- Published on Wednesday, 06 June 2012
Authors: Carrie @ Hazardous DesignLast week Chris and I took off to sunny Jamaica for a little break.
We went to the same resort we went to last year, Couples Sans Souci in Ochos Rios. One of the reasons I love Sans Souci so much is its nod to British Colonial architecture throughout the resort.
See those beach chairs below? This is where Chris and...
Backyard Before and Afters
- Published on Monday, 04 June 2012
Authors: Carrie @ Hazardous DesignWelcome back everyone!
Chris and I escaped to Jamaica last week during my little blogging break. We had the best time and I'll be sure to share pictures of our trip. Until then, I know you are interested in seeing the progress we've made to our backyard so I won't keep you waiting any longer. These photos are...