Hammering Our Way Home
We're in our late twenties (OKOK Drew just tipped the 3-0 scale!) AND new homeowners in Philadelphia. Drew has a construction background (extremely helpful) but he can't quite do the work himself due to some newfound health limitations. That said, he's at the helm of this ship and me, I'm kind of the Gilligan of the duo. We bought our home 'as is', which meant we waived all inspections and agreed to take on whatever lay beyond its doors. This is probably the first rule NOT to break when buying a home, but we knew this was going to be a gut job and Drew's insight plus a walk-through with another construction friend gave us the courage to make the leap. We have 3 main goals while renovating:
3. on budget
We want the house to be as efficient as possible. This includes use of space (goodbye traditional dining room we'll never use) & regulating temperatures (what's the point of have a new heating system done if it's too expensive to actually run all winter?!). Our greenness goal tied to efficiency, but also includes the type of materials we'll choose as we go. We want to make our home as healthy and clean as possible. As far as staying on budget, that's kinda a no-brainer. We want to be able to actually live her and enjoy it when this is all said and done! We've bitten off A LOT more than we anticipated when our house hunt began but something about this house just felt right...
OMG WE HAVE A SHOWER
- Published on Thursday, 13 September 2012
Authors: Hammering Our Way HomeHELLO PEOPLE. Fall is nearly here (i hope) and I couldn’t be happier watching my shoddy......
Exterior Fix, Or, Awesome Cousins Day
- Published on Monday, 20 August 2012
Authors: Hammering Our Way HomeI can’t believe it’s been almost 3 weeks since my last post, holy polly possum.......
- Published on Wednesday, 01 August 2012
Authors: Hammering Our Way HomeLemme make this quick. Call me crazy overly enthusiastic about our home renovation, but I’ll......
Getting Our Green(thumbs) On
- Published on Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Authors: Hammering Our Way HomeONE DAY…days before we were due to move in, when the world felt like a crazy, chaotic place......
Urban Camping, or Home, Sweet Home
- Published on Monday, 09 July 2012
Authors: Hammering Our Way HomeWOWE. Excuse our absence, but we’ve been BUSY MOVING IN (!). That’s right, since the......
Marble Fools, I mean floors
- Published on Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Authors: Hammering Our Way HomeTo pick up where I left off, about those freshly painted walls, (you know, the ones I lost the......
- Published on Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Authors: Hammering Our Way HomeI don’t even think many words are required. WE HAVE WALLS. (!) Pre-spackle Upstairs......
Toasty Warm Cool as a cucumber, OR, why insulation makes us happy
- Published on Tuesday, 05 June 2012
Authors: Hammering Our Way HomeOne of the many things on my research list was spray foam insulation. We pretty much decided right......
Project Noise be/gone
- Published on Monday, 21 May 2012
Authors: Hammering Our Way HomeGenerally speaking, Drew’s a quiet guy and meeting him, noise wouldn’t seem like an......
- Published on Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Authors: Hammering Our Way HomeOur house may be far from done- but, despite missing flooring, walls, a bathroom, kitchen, stucco,......