Fall Landscaping Projects

It has been seven months since we moved to Château Enginerd. Based on the Builder's To Do List there are still a lot of lose ends to tie up and we haven't stopped hounding the crew for due dates. The out of the ordinary warm October days have given all of us an opportunity to... Continue Reading →

Château Enginerd: Month 3

Time flies and in an instant, all you are left us with the memories. Being able to take a two person shower without bumping with the walls was well worth the wait. Knowing we won't need to remodel any time soon to get the look and feel we want, priceless. Zach is enjoying his big... Continue Reading →

DIY Industrial Look Toilet Paper Holders

After scouring the internet for ideas, I settled on a one roll and a two roll solution for our guest and master bathroom, respectively. The designs called out 3/4" black pipe but we realized the cheaper 1/2" works well too. However, the real cost differential lies in the galvanized pipe amd fittings vs the common... Continue Reading →

Down to two boxes…

Moving was not as hard as people were telling me BUT unpacking was HELL. Good news, we didn't have to trash or donate too much of the stuff; it was worth the hassle of packing it since we now have the time and space for a garage sale. Bad news, now we need to do... Continue Reading →

DIY Pantry Makeover For $60 or Less!

For those of you not familiar with the Château Enginerd story, our brand new home was designed with a few low cost features that were poorly executed and not to our liking. The wireframe pantry we got, which was small to begin with, wasn't optimized for storage so we decided to give it a cheap... Continue Reading →

My Beef With DIY Projects

Creating stuff requires a lot of effort and commitment, not to mention cash on hand and equipment. Many people are led to believe that doing it yourself saves money or that a DIY project should be inexpensive because you are, after all, only paying for the materials required. You'd think that this wouldn't apply to... Continue Reading →

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