Home Remodeling

Waiting For The Water Level To Rise In The Pond
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...
The Last Row of Aerated Concrete Blocks Masonry
Now, it was pretty easy to build first six rows of wall from aerated concrete blocks, see Constructing Wall From AAC blocks + Finishing Foundation...
Lintel Installation & First Coffee Break
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...
Another Day, Another Wall
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...
Constructing Wall From AAC blocks + Finishing Foundation Concreting Works for Bathroom
In today's home remodeling series we are continuing to build bathroom from scratch. The other day we removed walls and finished foundation concreting ...
Remove a Wall to Finish Foundation Concreting
Some build home by pouring in foundation first, we started by replacing roof, removing walls and then pouring in foundation. Sounds intrigue? Continue reading...
Foundation From Fibo Ceramsite Blocks
It was few weeks ago, while digging a trench around existing foundation I discovered missing foundation for one part of our rural house. Back then I quickly...
Construction Materials Arrives (aerated concrete blocks and other goodies)
That day finally came - construction materials arrived.  We paused our construction works for about a month, because of a simple reason - lack of funds...
Pouring Concrete Footing
Right, today I found a fix to the issue we discovered earlier this summer - missing foundation for the some parts of our rural house. Some few days ago I...
Bad Discovery - Missing foundation for house
Today I decided to keep digging trench around existing house fundament to prepare works for upcoming concreting works. Yesterday I bough a concrete mixer...
Concrete Mixer FXA 130L
Another addition to my home remodeling tools collection has arrived (been bought at local DIY store) - concrete mixer FXA 130L - with help of what I'm...
Gravel and Crushed Stone For Foundation
This Summer I will need a lot of gravel and crushed stone for home remodeling tasks, mainly for foundation sealing works. Some time ago (while digging a...
Digging a trench around existing foundation - Building a bathroom from scratch - part 4
Here comes another update on building a bathroom from scratch series in project home remodeling. The thing is - the house we got didn't pamper us a lot, and so...
Concreting Foundation For a Garden Pizza Oven - Part 2
This Summer I excelled in concreting works, the major concreting works involves concreting stone wall inside our rural country house and concreting house...
Beam Strengthening on Stone Wall - Building Bathroom from Scratch - Part 3
The never ending story with my adventures on home remodeling and building a bathroom continues. In todays part 3 I will tell you a brief photo story how I...
Beam Replacement for Old house - Building Bathroom from Scratch - Part 2
Here comes another update on home remodeling works - building a bathroom from scratch. After I successfully concreted stone wall it was time to install...
Gravel for road surface and rock garden
The other day I first met with one of our closet neighbors, he approached me and told me, that in couple of days he will cover road (we are sharing together)...
Building a Rock Garden
Today we made a rock garden from scratch, well almost. The thing is - idea to have a rock garden have always been in our minds, but we hadn't yet figured out...
Building a foundation for a garden oven - Part 1
Idea to have a nice garden pizza oven were sit first already last year, together with the works we started shaping a form of our rural house, we recently...
Pond Digging - Part 3 - The Result
This morning started with a surprise, I was still sleeping, when my partner awakened me and told - pond guys are digging. I was surprised, because I didn't...
How to drain a pond with a pump and hose - Digging Pond - Part 2
Today I had a chance to excel in pond works - I was left with no choice but to drain the pond. Luckily the pond guys brought an electric pump to make my life...
Pond Digging - Part 1
Today come with a huge surprise, we were not on site, when a pond digger called and informed - we are heading toward your house to clean (dig) your pond....
Stone Wall Concreting - Building a Bathroom from Scratch (Part 1)
It has been a little bit more than a year, since we started to manage and rebuild our rural country house. For the first year we had no water here. Few days...
Summer Solstice 2016
This is already third Summer Solstice featured on this blog, see how two years ago we made a barbeque on our Tbilisi's balcony and how we celebrated our...
Drilling Borehole
That day finally come - a massive vehicle with drilling device arrived and promised that after some 3-4 days - there will be a drinking water just from the...
My Summer Office 2016
Finally I have a good working place, a year ago I had to spend my days in front of house, while two years ago I reported very scenic working place - Turtle...
Taking the Chimney Down
This is a task we had, most probably, to do already a year ago, together with roof replacement, but trust me, last year's summer was one of the hardest,...
Another Layer of Paint (HDR)
In part 1 I told how we scratched chalk from ceilings and removed old wallpapers, in part 2 I showed how I applied base layer of white paint and did...
Paint Job - White ceiling, white walls
Today I'm continuing works in second floors room. Yesterday we did a wallpaper removal and chalk scratching thing. Today is the right time to apply base layer...
Removing Wallpaper in Second Floors Room
Finally we have moved to indoor works, and this time we started with a room I haven't covered yet - a little room in second floor with a stove. We still don't...