Things were going well until one of the 80-pound rocks from a waterfall and pond that Candice was installing rolled over her foot, breaking it. It was our second remodel-related trip to the emergency room (the first being my own trip for a large splinter a year before). After helping her recover and take care of the kids—thankfully, we were still living in the comforts of our first home—I got back on track with the remodel, and things kept progressing smoothly even after I returned to work in October. Candice and I decided it was finally time to put our first home on the market, assuming it would take a few months to sell.
Shown: The original oak trim was refinished, while a new marble and granite hearth was installed to match the adjoining foyer's new floors.