Many people don’t care much for their living rooms. It seems surprising, but that has been our observation. They love their kitchen or even better their kitchen and great room. But we’ve always loved our living rooms. From our very first house onward, our living room has been at least as important to us as [...]
A hands-on restoration of an unusual Arts & Crafts, shingle-style home built in Des Moines in 1907.
Bonita loves the Butler’s Pantry.
See how the dining room is in the center of the floor plan of the house? This makes a lot of sense. The dining room is the connection point.
Kevin and Bonita take on a huge project: restoring a 1907 shingle-style Arts & Crafts design home in Des Moines, Iowa.
Where to begin this project? What can we do to make it bearable to live in the house while we restore every room from top to bottom? A place to escape to would be welcome…
So… we (Bonita & Kevin) bought a 100+ year old fixer-upper. The most frequent reaction has been: What were you thinking!