Tag: Home repair

What We Wished We’d Known

What We Wished We’d Known

You’re buying a house for the first time. Everything seems like a dream: the crown molding, the old floors, the large yard. You can’t believe that someone will help you by lending money to make this your home. If you choose wisely, your home will make you happy every day. You can drink coffee in […]

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Making a List

Making a List

No house is perfect. We’ve all got little things that need fixing. Some are piled on top of the vague aspirations that populate the “someday” pile. Someday we’ll replace that electrical outlet. Someday it’d be nice to have a brighter kitchen. Someday we really need to get around to repainting the front door. Other things […]

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Getting Plastered

Getting Plastered

By on 25 November, 2013 in Historic preservation, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

A few weeks ago we wrote about getting our chimney stabilized. Not leaning visibly, it was nevertheless falling slowly. After 83 years, it was time to give the old girl a lift. We didn’t set out to pour concrete pillars underneath our chimney. Who does? We were just looking to fix some sagging crown molding […]

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Taking It On The Chimney

Taking It On The Chimney

If you have been reading this blog for a while now, you know the deal. We’re interested in historic preservation and home repair projects here. Why? Well, it’s simple. Living in Midtown Montgomery means that odds are better than decent that you have a historic home, or at least something other than brand new construction. […]

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The New Bathroom

The New Bathroom

Regular MML readers may remember that last year around this time we finally got around to fixing a classic Cloverdale problem: doors that wouldn’t close properly. Our house is coming up on its mid-80s, and some of its moving parts need a tune up every once and a while. As we wrote last August, we […]

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Adventures in Old Home Living

Adventures in Old Home Living

By on 8 June, 2011 in City Living with 0 Comments

On occasion, I hear a story so vivid that I know I cannot retell it as well as the person who “lived it.”  This week I invited clients Matt Sendak and Hilary Funk to share their recent adventures in old home ownership, as retold by Hil. Read and enjoy! — Sandra —– “Honey, the air […]

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