Author: Michael


We closed! Recap on the past 6 months

We signed the big stack of documents and wired the down payment and now she’s ours!

Back in January when we were feeling out the size and scope of this project we thought that closing would have come sooner — like 2 or 3 months ago. Fortunately, we did have this extra time to think through things and get everything lined up to be able to execute the project.

Financing a full home renovation@0.5x

Financing a full home renovation

Michael April 30, 2021 When we first looked at this property we quickly realized that it was not habitable None of the major systems worked

02 - Budget planning for any goal@0.5x

Budget planning for any goal

Michael February 21, 2021 I started making yearly budgets after I started my first job in 2015 as a way to track my spending, saving,

08 - Restoring a hardwood armchair@0.5x

Restoring a hardwood armchair

Michael January 20, 2021 I purchased a Joybird Z-chair for my first apartment about 5 years ago. A few weeks after we got Sunny he


DIY potting bench with utility sink

Michael walks through how to build your own rugged cedar potting bench complete with a utility sink and dual city water supply and rain barrel gravity water supply.


Bathroom budget breakdown

Michael November 24, 2020 We had it in the back of our minds that renovating the second bathroom in 2020 was a possibility. Once it


Battery-powered sconce hack

Michael September 13, 2020 After we finished our kitchen we realized that the spaces above the counter and on either side of our new window