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How to Make Your Air Registers Sparkle like a Cullen

Posted by Corey Bullock on March 29, 2016 in  The Remodel
Sometimes life gets busy, works gets crazy, and a new cat shows up at your door step. Seriously, here's a picture of Simon, our new friend: We think he's a new kitten to one of our neighbors (he seems well fed), though we haven't figured out which neighbor yet. He's shy, but friendly, and he seems to enjoy Piper's company when she's outside. That's all we know about Simon at the moment, so I'll keep you posted.Now, on to the remodel. When life gets busy, the remodel seems to get pushed to the back burner, or at le... read more
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Kitchen Pendant Lights

Posted by Corey Bullock on February 03, 2016 in  The Remodel
I'm not going to lie. This post contains absolutely zero DIY instructions. Why? Because when it comes to working with electricity, I strongly recommend that you hire a licensed electrician. In fact, give Dutil Electric a call to quote your next job. They do excellent work, are very professional, and do everything possible to make sure you're satisfied. I've personally used their services on our home and was more than pleased. And in case you're wondering, no, I didn't get fried when installing the pendan... read more
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How to Change a Door Lock

Posted by Corey Bullock on February 02, 2016 in  The Remodel
When purchasing a home, you never know how many keys are floating around to your door locks. Sure, maybe you met the sellers and they were trustworthy people who gave you all the keys they had, but what about the other folks who might have keys? Babysitters, relatives, the kid down the street who fed the dog when they were on vacation...you just never know. Thus, changing the locks is one of the first things a home buyer might do, and it's also one of the simplest DIY tasks to accomplish. All you need is a screw d... read more
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Goldilocks & The Mason Jars

Posted by Corey Bullock on February 01, 2016 in  The Remodel
Once upon a time, there was a young adult named Goldilocks. She went for a walk in Wilmington, and soon she came upon a house for sale. She knocked, but since there was no answer, she called her trusted real estate professional to schedule a time to see the home. Upon entering the home, Goldilocks immediately fell in love with the recently remodeled kitchen, and noticed a gorgeous mason jar soap dispenser next to the kitchen sink. "It's so...so...hipster!" she exclaimed. "It's like old meets new, all ... read more
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A Roof Leak, Hanging Pictures, and More

Posted by Corey Bullock on January 29, 2016 in  The Remodel
We've been busy working on the house, though unfortunately not much of it has been in the kitchen. We (ahem, Laura...) decided that she was ready to use the new living room space for more than practicing Body Flow routines and selling LuLaRoe Clothing, so we shifted our attention to making that a functional, cozy space. We began by painting all the trim a stark white to contrast the light gray walls:  Not everyone tapes off the trim when they paint, but I tend to get impatient when painting very slowly t... read more
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