Kitchen Tile and Counters

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Stefan and I decided against doing wood floors in the kitchen, so we bought cream colored marble for the floors. Next step was to figure out what the hell we are going to do for the kitchen counters. Originally we wanted to do a modern concrete counter top, but we couldn't find anyone skilled enough down here, that

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Vanity and Sink for Guest Bathroom

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The blue DecoLav sink arrived while we were playing poker the other night (The UPS guy showed up after 9pm. Weird.), so Stefan and I were excited to find a vanity so we could get it installed. We went to way too many bath stores, that we have already been to multiple time and still couldn't find anything

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Master Bath Tile and Trim

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As I mentioned before, we've picked out a dark brown marble for the walls in the master bathroom and a light brown/cream travertine for the floor. Here is a picture of the tiles and trim we spent a good few days trying to decide on. The trim is small travertine tiles accented with copper: Well, Stefan just told

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Downstairs

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Here is a video walk through of the downstairs of our house. The cement floors have been polished and coated with two coats of high gloss concrete sealer. The walls are going to be plastered this week and then we are going to work on the stairs. Stefan is currently researching designs and of course the hardest part

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Filling the Planters

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This week we moved a lot of dirt. One of our neighbors up the street did some excavating down by the quebrada and dumped about 70 meters of topsoil at the top of our property. Instead of hiring an earth mover to come in and move the dirt, we decided to move it by hand (shovel it into

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Sector Vegas

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Summer and I hosted our first friendly Texas Hold'em tournament at our house this week. We had about 9 people show up and all were well armed with beer, rum and sunglasses. The perfect combination for a Poker Tournament. Halfway through the first game (we played two), one of the guys at the table called our neighborhood Sector

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Cheap, Wobbly Ceiling Fans

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When we purchased ceiling fans for our house, Brian gave us some recommendations on good fans and good fan brands. He is very diligent when it comes to installing fans and wants no wobble whatsoever. His ceiling fan schpeal all came back to me when i was sitting in my office in California, listening to this annoying wobbly

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Palm Trees in Puerto Rico

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Stefan and I really want to get our yard/landscaping going since greenary makes SUCH a difference for a property (plus it takes years to grow into the lush tropical jungle we imagine our property being, so the sooner the better). In California, I always thought "a palm tree is a palm tree", but now that we're actually looking

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UPS Can Find Our House

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Stefan and I just got back from a mega shopping expedition and there was a delivery attempt notice from UPS stuck on our front door. That may not sound like a big deal, but our physical address (Carr. 414 Km 0.5, Sector Vargas, Rincon PR 00677) is also the exact same address for EVERYONE in our neighborhood. So

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Queen Palm Trees

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While we are waiting for the landscapers to bring us our estimate and computer generated image of our landscaped yard Summer and I have been researching how we can landscape ourselves for cheaper. We already know their estimate is going to be expensive. I mentioned that we found Bermuda Grass Seed online..that will cost us around $500 for

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