Sarah’s Blog

First World Problems

Kitchen Reno

As I’ve mentioned, our kitchen has infuriatingly little cabinet and counter space for a room of its size—290 square feet thanks to a wall that was knocked down sometime before we owned the house. The storage squeeze has led to some desperate organizational measures on my part, such as converting a broom closet in the […]

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Seeds of a Renovation

Kitchen Reno

When my husband Mark and I were shopping for our home we quickly discovered that most places in our price range had an Achilles heel: the kitchen. Because I love old houses, I had narrowed our search to pre-1960 properties and virtually every one we looked at had a kitchen that seemed to have received its last update around 1985.

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Welcome to Maine Homes

Thoughts on Home

When I was in kindergarten, the school bus dropped me off at a construction site. My parents were building their dream home on Cousins Island in Yarmouth and I’d spend my afternoons watching from a rock in the muddy yard as my dad worked alongside a carpenter. 

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