Tackling Moisture Issues in Puerto Rico

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Along with beautiful tropical weather comes little annoyances that have to do with all of the moisture in the air. Anytime you open any food, cereal for example, it goes stale in minutes (literally sometimes!). In order to keep things edible, you have to keep them in the refrigerator: Spices, boxes of cereal, flour, sugar, etc...which makes for

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Bi-Fold Louvered Closet Doors

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Trying to make decisions when building a house, is very progressive. Take for example, the closet doors that we just installed in the master bedroom. At first, Stefan figured that we were just going to install those cheap mirrored sliding doors. That was not at all what I envisioned, so we decided to go with french doors, so

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Master Bedroom | Bath – What to do?

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Summer and I have really hit a road block on this one. We finished all the brown marble in the master bedrooms wet room (toilet/shower) except for the trim. It looks great. Now, we were going to use the remaining brown marble around our master jacuzi and two sinks (on the left and right side of the tub)...but

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Must…Focus…Master…Bedroom

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We have so many projects going on in this house, that it seems like nothing ever gets done. It's way too easy to get side tracked, which is proving to be very counter-productive. Stefan and I talked about this and we have decided to focus on one room at a time, in order to stay on track. So,

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Puerto Ricans Hate King Sized Beds

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Stefan and I have been shopping for our master bedroom furniture for a few weeks. We have stopped at every furniture store that we could find from Rincon to Mayaguez (Sears, Pitusa, Berrios, Rooms to Go, Seduca, etc) and have been highly unsuccessful in our mission for a nice bedroom set. The handful of times that we have

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We Built a Closet!

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Stefan and I have been trying to take a break from working on the house, while Conner and Dianne are in town visiting, but I wanted to finished the closet really bad. So, Conner and Dianne decided to help us out and finish up the last of the master closet. They helped build the last shelf and hang

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The Loft

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Connor and Dianne are coming to visit today, so Stefan and I threw the bed back into the loft and (finally) moved ourselves into the master bedroom. The guest bed was taken out of the loft when Jamie and Brian laid some of the flooring we had left over up there. Unfortunately, Stefan and I have been so

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Closet Fruition!

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Stefan and I layed out the design for our master bedroom closet and purchased 3/4" cedar plywood a couple of weeks ago. We finally started building a couple of days ago and it's starting to come together! The plywood that will be built. Day 1 - Building floor to ceiling center shelf Since the center shelf is floor

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Stupid West Elm!

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Damn you, westelm.com! I found the perfect day bed for our guest bedroom and they won't ship to Puerto Rico. A day bed seems like the perfect solution for our guest bedroom. Since there is a queen size bed in the loft area, we've been going back and forth on if we were going to get another bed

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Teak Platform King Size Bed

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Summer and I have been looking around Puerto Rico for furniture since we moved down here. We weren't necessarily planning on buying anything at the time, but we were getting an idea of what was going to be available to us. Just like in California, there are a lot of junky furniture store that sell poor quality particle

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