Category Archives: Kitchen

Prototyping the Kitchen, Part II

A few weeks ago, we cut a hole in the wall. We do that a lot. Last time we did it, it was to reopen a hole in our front hall–one that was in the original house. I’ll post about … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Island: Prototype #1

When we first toured our house, we fell in instant love with our beautiful Geneva stainless steel kitchen. (OK: I fell in love with the kitchen. David fell in love with the backyard.) As was the tradition back in the … Continue reading

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The Hidden Majesties of a Home: Unearthing a Midcentury Mural

After long weeks of waiting, the time finally came this week: we put the key in the lock, opened the door, and stepped into a house that is completely ours, to do with what we please. We spent that first … Continue reading

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Mystery Solved: Geneva, not St. Charles, Steel Cabinets

We headed back to the Our Sweetheart on Tuesday for the home inspection, otherwise known as When That Guy Terrifies You Six Ways to Sunday About Your Major Life Choice. On the up side, it gave us about three hours … Continue reading

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St. Charles Cabinets: The Prettiest Steel in Pittsburgh

In my previous post, I mentioned that we realized we didn’t want to spend 20% of the cost of a house fixing it up. Which is to say, doing work we’d have to do, just to make the place livable. … Continue reading

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