Fall Projects – Part 2

Our porch was built 18" off the ground which is 11 inches too tall based on build codes. How did the inspectors miss this? We will never know. Because this is not technically a warranty claim and our builder is no longer in business we had to take care of this ourselves. Luckily, our landscaper... Continue Reading →

Fall(ing) into Château Enginerd

Eight months into this new custom home build odyssey we are finally at a 85% completion rate of the Builder's to do list. Considering the builder became a full project manager for a private company during the summer and quit the business, we are doing better than most. 💪🤓 A blessing in disguise because we've... Continue Reading →

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 →

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