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Some more renovation projects

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A couple more renovation projects in my grandparents’ house for which I only have after pictures.

Dining Room 

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Master bathroom 

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Some renovation projects

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My grandparents’ house in the Berkshires, where I lived for one year while working before I went to graduate school, was completely redone – if not fully gutted, at least redecorated. Two bathrooms were gutted, everything but cabinets were renovated in the kitchen, and the rest of the house was removed of wallpaper, painted, re-carpeted, re-floored, re-roofed, and landscaped. I had so much fun picking out all the materials, colors, and rearranging furniture to make the rooms more functional. Some of the renovations were very long processes, but seeing the way the spaces transformed over time was very rewarding. It goes beyond a simple aesthetic pleasure for me. My surroundings heavily influence my mood, productivity, and overall well-being. So not only were these projects fun to work on, they also made me feel like I was creating something – constructing a life.

Here are some before and after pictures of some of the rooms.

My Bedroom Before

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My Bedroom After 

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The Study Before 

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The Study After 

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Guest Bedroom #1 Before 

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Guest Bedroom #1 After 

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Guest Bedroom #2 Before 

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Guest Bedroom #2 After 

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Basement Before 

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Basement After 

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Kitchen renovation

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While living in my grandparents’ home last year, I had a lot of fun working on some renovation projects. The kitchen was by far the biggest (and most expensive) of the projects, but also the one that has been the most rewarding. It’s definitely a pleasure to cook in this kitchen now!

Before

During the renovation process 

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After

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Autumn in the Berkshires

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I truly believe that Autumn in the Berkshires is the most beautiful time of the year anywhere in the world. The Berkshires hold a special place in my heart after living there for only one year, which was far too short a time. Pictures definitely don’t capture its beauty, but here are just a few to make your heart melt (or at least they make mine melt)!

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