Home Remodeling

Scythe VS String Trimmer (Then and Now)
About a year ago I had a chance to try out an old school tool called a scythe (back at these days, all I had at our newly inherited rural house). The...
Veggie Garden In Handmade Wooden Boxes
About a year ago we planted first plants in used wooden boxes (the drawers), see: Our First Veggie Garden: Planting Plants in Boxes .This year we (not me...
Planting an Apple Tree (Doch Melbi / Daughter Melbi / Дочь Мелбы)
Recently I introduced my dear readers with Edward The Brush cutter, today allow me to introduce you with a new sort of an apple tree we planted in...
Burning Branches
Few days ago we did the Big Spring tree and branches trimming, we were left with many piles of branches, the only reasonable solution to get rid of...
Edward The Brushcutter AW-BC620TH Trimmer
Meet Edward, our newest team member to help us out in our home remodeling works. I first met Edward at local DEPO DIY store in Liepāja, Latvia....
The Big Spring Cleanup Part 2 - Trimming Trees and Branches
After the successful Big Spring cleanup of territory surrounding our rural house, and after masonry works with chimney it was time to get rid of old and...
Repairing Old Brick Chimney
On April 20, 2016 we completely changed a top of our brick chimney at our rural country house. It was not planned actually to change all top of chimney, just...
The Big Spring Territory Cleanup
Few days ago I announced start for Season 2 of our home remodeling adventures. We have some really big plans to achieve this year - like getting a water supply...
Home Remodeling - Season 2 starts now
Loyal readers of this blog are already familiar with the home renovation and remodeling process which we started a year ago, if not, make sure you check out...
Meet the New Roof (Pictures Before and After)
Yesterday we told Goodbye's to our old roof by setting up a large bonfire. Today we are saying hi to the new roof. Although officially major roof works...
Fire, Water, Burn - Goodbye Old Roof!
It was time to make a bonfire and burn wood shingle (what use to be a roof cover). At the end of Summer (2015) our bonfire place ready to be set on fire,...
The Roof Works are Done (Almost)
That August, 2015 day was a huge day - we finished roof covering works in our rural country house. It took us about a month as we launched roofing works,...
Aerial photos from rooftop
Today we continued covering roof with metal plates, in a short break I took my DSRL camera a top on the roof and made some aerial photos. You won't get here...
Roof Works, Part 6 - Finishing lathing and adding first plates of metal roof
Today was a big day, we managed not only to finish lathing works, covered roof with cross wind sheet but actually installed two plates of metal roof....
Unloading Few Tonnes of Sand from Loft
For a minute it seemed that all major removal, junk unloading and demolishing works are over, but then I realized we still have that soil coving floor in loft...
Pruning trees and shrubs
One of my biggest challenges last summer was unstoppable fight with grass (see: Lawn Mowing), not to mention larger scale works on roof replacement. But there...
Roof Works, Part 5 - And once more let's remove old roofing
Think roof works are cool? In fact - roofing is one of the hardest works in construction and if you have decided by your own to replace your old...
Lawn Mowing - The Never Ending Story Continues
Our roof works were still in the middle, and I noticed that grass have grown again. It was just recently when I trimmed backyard territory, but this time I...
Roof Works, Part 4 - Metal Roofing Arrives
I'm continuing one of the most epic my life experiences I agreed to do - Replacing roof for an old and very bad managed rural house.  It was about one...
Replacing Roof - Part 3: Removing the old roofing (Losing Chimney)
Now, when you are familiar with part 1 and part 2, it's time to tell the third part on home remodeling series replacing roofing.  Today's roof...
Replacing Roof - Part 2: Beam Leveling & Crosswind sheet
It was second day morning when we re-started works on roof replacing. If you haven't already red, read Part 1: Removing Old Roof. The idea was...
Replacing Roof - Part 1: Removing the old roofing
In today's home remodeling series I'll share some epic experience on roof replacement works. If you have been following my blog for a while, you probably have...
Loft cleaning - Preparation works for replacing that leaky roof
It was already last weeks of July, and we had bought already our return tickets back to Tbilisi, Georgia, and there was still one urgent task to complete if we...
How to open a bottle of wine with a hand drill
There are many options to open a bottle of wine without using a cork screwer, last summer I tried a new method - using an old school hand drill. f you have...
Lawn mowing in the backyard territory
If you have been following home remodeling series on my blog you might tell I'm starting to repeat - another article on lawn mowing? Yes, another article on...
Fixing holes in the floor with plaster mixture + second layer of paint
Welcome back to the home remodeling series, in today's article I'll show how I patched a holes in a hard wood floor using ... a plaster mixture. But before...
More Paint Job - Base layer for Kitchen's Floor
Those of you following my blog have noticed I'm featuring home remodeling series here, it all started back in the Spring/Summer of 2015, when we inherited a...
Painting Floor - Final Touch For Maximum Effect (Second Paint Layer)
Right, we have arrived to the second post in my painting floor adventures from home remodeling series. Today I will show you how after adding second paint...
Painting Floor - Adding Base Layer of Paint
After we cleaned up our space from junk, I painted walls and ceilings in white using just a water based paint. Both our future temporary bedroom and kitchen...
My Outdoor Working Place During Last Summer (2015)
Owning an old rural house is nice, and it's even nicer if you can both live and work from there. Since I'm into a thing called a digital nomad (place doesn't...