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Dan's Kitchen: Floors, Final Version — Renovation Diary

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 23, 2013 01:06 AM
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The newly refinished floors, looking into the dining room from the kitchen. Name: Dan Bailey Type of Project: Kitchen remodel Location: East Boston, Boston, Massachusetts Type of building: 2nd Floor Condo in a Greek-Revival Row House The Renovation Diaries are a collaboration with our community in which we feature your step by step renovation progress and provide monetary support towards getting it done in style. See all of our Reno Diaries here . The original pine floors in my condo are far from perfect. But all of the little nicks and scratches and nail holes and color variations in the floorboards tell a story. I feel like the history of the building is written in these floors. So I was a little apprehensive about having the floors refinished – I was worried that a thorough sanding and a few coats of polyurethane might erase some of this historical character. At the same time, the floors desperately needed to be refinished. There were some deep gouges and the finish had worn down to bare wood in places, not to mention the very real risk of getting a splinter while walking around with bare feet. And the newly uncovered and patched kitchen floor was dusty and completely unfinished. READ MORE »






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