small improvements

  • small improvements: cabinet pulls.

    The majority of our current kitchen cabinets are without pulls or knobs. There’s a small indentation along the bottom edge of the cabinet doors which makes them easy enough to open without handles, but…

    June 9, 2021 14 Comments
  • small improvements: paint the closet.

    No matter if you live in an old apartment or house or castle on a hill, I highly recommend a weekend project of painting the inside(s) of your closet(s). This is also my regular…

    April 29, 2021 7 Comments
  • small improvements: metal shelf pins.

    Our kitchen has two sets of cabinets. One set is quite a bit older than the others. These cabinets are painted white and sturdily wrought from solid wood. They likely date to when the…

    April 12, 2021 7 Comments
  • small improvements: swap the tap handles.

    The kitchen in our apartment is sunny and bright. There’s a window to throw open, a vintage stove to cherish, a dishwasher to be eternally grateful for along with the very good fortune of…

    January 26, 2021 23 Comments
  • small improvements: paint the trim.

    I’ll try my best to manage expectations from the get-go: This is not a post about stripping your trim or unearthing your crown moldings or restoring your fluted door frames to their original glory.…

    January 19, 2021 12 Comments