Urban Castle – Home Improvement Blog

Hello Blog-o-sphere!  Here I am.  I have finally arrived to grace you with my presence in all things Home Improvement.

I have been thinking about creating this blog for well near 20 years, but have only have been actually planning it for the last few months.  I registered the domain and started working on logo and layout around the middle of August.  I had full intentions of turning things lose on September 1st, but I got sidetracked.  I again had full intentions of getting things launched on October 1st, but I got sidetracked.  And again, I had good intentions of getting things launched on November 1st, but guess what?  I did NOT get sidetracked!  I got a new job!  Ok, that’s the same as getting sidetracked, I guess.

So, here I am.  I have arrived.  Work is good, and after two weeks, I feel I can devote a certain amount of time to this blog each and every week.  Perhaps many days a week, as I have a TON to share.  Nearly 20 years worth of things to share.

My plan for this blog is a bit non-traditional, as most home improvement blogs go.  I am going to be writing this blog in the past-tense sense.  I will be writing about the houses (yes, plural) me wife and I have bought, remodeled and sold since 1993.  And I know what you are going to say – How can any of this information be relevant after nearly 20 years?  Well, financially, things have obviously changed.  Design trends have changed.  What hasn’t changed is the need for encouragement and direction.  That is what I hopefully will be providing here.  I will give as much information as I can along the way (memory serving) and the closer I get to the here-and-now, the more accurate the info will be.  I will also be writing a number of ‘project’  posts which are not related to either of the house we have remodeled.   They will be DIY projects that you can do in your own home.  I have a number of those planned, and I will certainly be adding more to my “to-do” list to share with you all.

All in all, I hope to be writing every other day or so with parts of a series (say, a basement finish) that may span over a few weeks to a few months, in addition to the “project – DIY” posts.  Each post will probably be in the neighborhood of 300 to 500 words, along with a number of photos that I have taken throughout the years.  I most certainly have several hundred photos as well as a number of videos too.  In addition to all that, I will also post the occasional inspirational post as well as some design trends posts.  I will occasionally have a guest blogger as well, but that will most certainly be a few months away, once I get my groove set.

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