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This online-only article is a supplement to the Winter 2016
print edition of Home Energy Magazine.
December 06, 2016
Construction projects are always full of surprises. Recently I experienced this first hand when I renovated my home, dubbed Green on Gift because of its location on Gift Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. Some surprises are simply that—discoveries of something you didn’t know. They’re not necessarily good or bad, just unexpected. For example, I had no idea I was so opinionated about whether shoe molding should be painted or stained (painted, definitely). Others, like learning your home is structural masonry with no conventional wall framing, have ripple effects on nearly all aspects of the renovation.
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