Home Remodeling

Vilgāle apt update: Window Casing, Drywall ceiling
Now, when the floor is poured in and hardened enough, contractors continued works. As usual, we spent these days in Jūrmala and communicated with...
Vilgāle Apt Update: Windows replaced, New Floor with underfloor heating installed
At the end of February, I got a call from the windows guys, informing me that windows are fabricated (in Poland), delivered to Latvia and they are ready to...
Vilgāle Apt update: Wall plastering, Wiring, Preparing to Install Drywall for Ceiling
Here comes another quick update from renovation works at our Vilgāle apartment This week contractors have plastered most of the walls, finished wiring, and...
Vilgāle Flat: Scrapping Textured Walls / Preparing for Electricity Wiring
It has been already the second week since renovation works are in full swing at our Vilgāle flat. This week contractors have removed chalk and other texture...
Vilgāle flat Renovation - tearing down walls, removing floors
Welcome, to yet another exciting photo series to our latest renovation project - Vilgāle flat. I bought this flat at an online auction back in September...
Vilgāle flat renovation - how it all starts
On September 18, I was lucky enough to win an online auction and bought a flat in Vilgāle village. It took a few more months before all legal procedures were...
Another Year, Another Barbeque
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...
Grass Trimming 2017
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...
Planting Onion Springs and Radishes
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...
Home Remodeling - Season 3 (2017)
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...
Summer Solstice 2017
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...
Home Remodeling - End Of The Season 2
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...
Planting Strawberry Plants In Fall
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...
Temporary Window For Bathroom
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...
Ground Milling With A Tiller
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...
Inner Wall From AAC Blocks For Pump Room
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...
Connecting The Dots - Water Pipe And Pump Installation
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. ...
Demolishing Inner Walls To Build AAC Block Walls
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...
Preparation Works For Bathroom - Breaking Ceiling, Demolish A Wall, Pouring Foundation
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...
Rock Garden Extended
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...
Outer Walls from AAC Blocks + Installing Bearing Beams
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...
Night Office 2016
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...
First Rows of Aerated Concrete Block For Pump Room
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...
Grading Soil Around Foundation
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...
Constructing Foundation From Fibo Ceramsite Blocks For Pump Room
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...
When Foundations Crumble - Home Remodeling
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,...
First plants for Rock Garden
Last summer we not only concreted a lot and demolished walls, but planted some plants and trees in the surrounding territory.  See: Planting an...
Shaping Rock Garden
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...
Let's Keep Demolishing Walls, Construct Foundation From Ceramsite Blocks And Pour In Some Concrete
Yeah, let's do that - another day on steroids from my home remodeling adventures during late Summer 2016 (August) Frankly speaking, by now, browsing...
Fall Through The Ceiling, Dig a Trench Around Foundations, Stone Wall Concreting
Think I have written about all topics mentioned in title already? You are right, I indeed have, see: Digging a trench around existing foundation, ...