Home Remodeling

June 25, 2018 44
It has been already a tradition to feature the first barbeque of the year at our rural country house in the blog. See First Barbecue Festival in Our Newly Inherited House 2018 is no exception, and it today's home remodeling series a few photos from the early Spring 2018 Grilling season has...
June 07, 2018 34
It was back at the end of June 2017, we had just returned from about month-long travel (Turkey, Georgia, and Greece) to notice that grass have more than overgrown. I took my old pall - Edward The Trimmer and started my fight with the grass once more.  Freshly cut grass It's always a...
April 25, 2018 48
For the past three years, it has been already a tradition planing some veggies in the garden. For this year's early garden works - planting onion springs and radishes. Planting spring onions Planting radishes
September 13, 2017 221
We had some great plans for this Summer's home remodeling works, unfortunately, we faced some obstacles, and decided to stop any further home remodeling works for this year. Despite being pretty upset about our situation, we still enjoyed a great Summer at our rural country property. Here I'm...
June 23, 2017 133
This is already fourth Summer Solstice featured on this blog. see how three years ago we made a barbeque on our Tbilisi's balcony and how we celebrated our first Summer Solstice in our newly inherited house two years ago. Also compare how did it go last year. This year we...
March 23, 2017 189
Wow, that was a ride. In this post I will write down all major tasks we performed during Summer 2016, which was second year since we started to manage and repair our rural property. Learn more how it all started: Home Remodeling - How It All Starts Each year, at the start at April we arrive...
March 21, 2017 55
It was at the end of September (2016), when we planted 80 strawberry plants in a field which was prepared few days ago with a tiller. See: Ground Milling With A Tiller Earlier this Summer we planted about 15 strawberry plants in wooden boxes, but as we were of for a week long travels to Spain...
March 19, 2017 36
This year's (2016) home remodeling works are coming to the end, though one problem were left - a window for bathroom.  As just outer constructions of walls were performed, and there are still a lot to do inside, before having actual working bathroom, I was left with two options, either...
March 17, 2017 51
During the Summer of 2016 we met some new faces, and so back in July we met with a neighbor (Ok, he is actually living some 10 km from our rural house) with a tractor with tiller - I started to ask about the device, would it be possible to mill ground at our place, as we are really into growing...
March 13, 2017 26
Last home remodeling works are carried out for this end, in today's article - final inner wall from aac blocks, for auxiliary room, where right now just pump is stored in the corner, but it's planned to install a boiler and washing machine at this part of house soon. See: Connecting The Dots...
March 09, 2017 29
This day marks a huge milestone - for the very first day, since house was originally built in 1896 - house will have a fully automatic water supply.  This day also marks the end of the planned major tasks for Summer 2016. Gosh, that was a mad ride - let me explain, in order to get water...
March 07, 2017 54
In today's home remodeling series a story how I continued to build a bathroom and how we demolished an inner wall to later rebuild it from scratch, again with aac blocks. Let's start with what we got: Wall to be demolished All major tasks for this Summer (2016) have been done, what's left - to...
March 05, 2017 75
Ok, it took a long, but here I'm returning to the building bathroom from scratch works Here is what we are going to do today: At first we will need to break ceilings or floor at the loft, then we will remove existing inner wall and then we will pour in foundation. Following works were actually...
March 03, 2017 42
It was at the start of the September (2016) - we were finishing wall replacement works and already had installed first bearing beams, there were still some things left on home remodeling works, but all the major tasks were done, and everything was done to preserve house for the winter (as we...
March 01, 2017 64
As Summer of 2017 is approaching really fast, and I still have so many not post processed images from home remodeling works performed during Summer 206 in Adobe Lightroom library, I decide to extend articles and feature more info in fewer articles. In today's article I'm sharing a two...
February 27, 2017 99
It's in the far future I will build a fancy working space in our rural country house, for now we are still busy of replacing log walls with aerated concrete blocks. For now to perform digital nomad activities I'm left with what I have a laptop and high speed internet - and I cannot complain...
February 25, 2017 37
Let's keep building walls from aerated concrete blocks - the material I really love - it's easy to install, it's durable and it should be cost effective in combination with proper insulation. Today I was left alone, no handy hands, completely on my own - at start I was worried, but result turned...
February 22, 2017 41
I could probably come up with an article How to grade soil around foundation, but I'm not an expert on this topic. In today's home remodeling series I will show with images how I leveled soil around foundations using just two tools - a shovel and a rake. Technically speaking, here is what you...
February 19, 2017 47
The long story short - we are continuing to build a pump room, a room to store inside pumps and other aggregates, earlier this Summer we drill a bore hole and we are looking to draw in water to the house. For that we need a pump room. Unfortunately the old log walls have been rotten and we...
February 16, 2017 42
When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do? Psalm 11:3 Today was meant to be an easy day, we had to continue foundation works, pouring in concrete, nothing complicated in fact, just a manpower to carry gravel with wheelbarrow for some 100 meters from the pile to the...
February 13, 2017 25
Last summer we not only concreted a lot and demolished walls, but planted some plants and trees in the surrounding territory.  See: Planting an Apple Tree (Doch Melbi / Daughter Melbi / Дочь Мелбы) After we shaped a little bit our rock garden it was time to plant first plants. First...
February 10, 2017 62
It was on the same day when guys and I demolished walls and poured in concrete for home foundation, while the better part of me, decided to shape a little bit rock garden we recently formed from stones used at cowshed's foundation, during pond excavation works. See: Building a...
February 07, 2017 71
Yeah, let's do that - another day on steroids from my home remodeling adventures during late Summer 2016 (August) Frankly speaking, by now, browsing through the images from last Summer works I'm getting a little bit dizzy - it looks way too dramatic. On the other hand, we already had...
January 29, 2017 67
Think I have written about all topics mentioned in title already? You are right, I indeed have, see: Digging a trench around existing foundation, Stone Wall Concreting. But that's just for the other part of house, now we are mowing to other side and repeating most of the works we did on...
January 25, 2017 56
In the mid Summer 2016, we did a major task - dug a pond, after pond excavation works we were left with a large hole in the middle of our rural property. There are no incoming streams actually which could fill pond faster and we are left with just rain and snow waters. Luckily, there were a...
January 22, 2017 55
Now, it was pretty easy to build first six rows of wall from aerated concrete blocks, see Constructing Wall From AAC blocks + Finishing Foundation Concreting Works for Bathroom, Another Day, Another Wall and Lintel Installation & First Coffee Break. For today's task it was to...
January 15, 2017 58
If you have been following my blog and in particular home remodeling series you are already familiar with our construction works at our rural country house we started back in 2015.  In the Summer 2016 we started another major reconstruction project - demolished old log walls for...
January 12, 2017 48
Today was another lovely day to excel a little bit as a constructor. Today we continued to construct walls from aac blocks. It's fun, easy, like everyone could do this. As long as you keep it all leveled. See part 1 Remove a Wall to Finish Foundation Concreting and part 2 Constructing...
January 09, 2017 179
In today's home remodeling series we are continuing to build bathroom from scratch. The other day we removed walls and finished foundation concreting works for one part of house, today we re going to start construct first wall and finish foundation works for another wall, yes still some wall...
January 06, 2017 51
Some build home by pouring in foundation first, we started by replacing roof, removing walls and then pouring in foundation. Sounds intrigue? Continue reading to learn more. In today's home remodeling series a day when we removed first wall and finished pouring in concrete for foundation for our...