me, Mavis

I knit. I garden. I co-manage an eclectic shop. I sometimes work in real estate. I sometimes swing a hammer. I always volunteer in my community. I live in an old house with my nice family of one husband and three beastly cats. I have great friends. These are the things that matter to me, Mavis.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Pictures ... We've Got Pictures!

Greetings from a very wet and very cold MerryLand. We are currently at a much-too-cool-for-October 44 degrees ... so now I know why I'm shivering!

Beau, however, knows how to take the chill off:

YEAH BABY! That's what radiators topped with marble are for! Toastie kitty bellies! (off the subject ... does this boy have some wicked cool stripes, or what?)

We settled on the new rental prop today, but I forgot to take pictures yesterday in the nice sunshine. Of course, today is too dismal to even attempt. Soon, I hope, I will have full documentation here in "me, Mavis" blogland. The listing did go "active" on the multiple listing service this afternoon. I hope to have a very groovy, $finan$ciall$ly $sta$ble $te$na$nt post haste.

In SCHAVIS news ... here's a few pictures of the most recent kitchen renovation:


The "before" included wallpaper, short cabinetry, and lacked the glam factor that the lady o' the manor had in mind.

"After" includes gleaming 42" cabs, ceramic tile floor and backsplash, lovely deep Silestone (basically manufactured granite) counters and an opened up layout. The section to the right (which you can't see) was reconfigured as well, gaining more cabinet and counter space, as well as a huge pantry cabinet.

This has been a multi-phase project. The start-up involved bumping out into the garage to fit a laundry room off the powder room. Phase two was the "work" area of the kitchen (which you see above), and Phase Three involves the "eating" area, including a bump out with french doors and two windows. A newly added project will be to replace the sliding door in the family room area with double-hung windows. The entire back of this very large house is now, basically, one big greatroom ... and it is GREAT!

Tomorrow, I will be visiting the next kitchen redo project for the first time. It will be an early rise to be ready to depart at 6:15 for battling traffic to Rockville.

So now, I'm off to enjoy the first pot of chili (vegetarian, OF COURSE!) of the 2005 fall season.

1 Comments:

  • At 12:50 PM, Anonymous laurie said…

    Ooooh, kitty pics and inside-house pics all in one day!!!!

    The kitchen is SO PRETTY. Gorgeous!

     

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