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  • Installing brackets to support a floating corner banquette

    DIY floating banquette.

    As I alluded to in my previous post about our small dining room area, the clear solution to creating a defined, purposeful space that feels separate from the living room area (despite…

  • My small dining room, BEFORE

    Creating a defined dining area in an open space.

    I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned the square footage of my house before, but it’s about 875 square feet. Enormous by NYC apartment standards, but small compared to the average American house.…

  • Santa Fe kitchen renovation AFTER

    The kitchen: Finished!

    A mere seven months after my last kitchen renovation update, at last! The final reveal! In real-life, I “finished” the kitchen last January, but of course you never actually finish a renovation…

  • How to keep your front-loading washer moisture-free -

    How to keep your front-loading washer moisture-free!

    If you have a front-loading washing machine, you know what it’s like to discover that you’ve closed the door too soon after finishing a cycle, having thought it was completely dry. You’ve…

  • Kitchen - open wall shelving

    A new refrigerator! Pantry shelving!

    Oy! I am SO sorry it’s taken me as long as it has to get this post up! I got the photos ready last Wednesday, and then spent five days trying to…

  • Installing a stacked bond subway tile backsplash

    Installing a stacked bond subway tile backplash.

    Now, I know what you’re thinking looking at this photo: That backsplash looks great already, Dorfman, why in the world would you want to tile over it? (Am I close?) Well, I’m…

  • Organizing jewelry with the Umbra Stowit

    Jewelry organization.

    I don’t own a ton of jewelry, but I almost always wear jewelry. Earrings every day, for sure, and if I’m leaving the house, a couple of rings and a necklace…and maybe…

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