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19 days without a kitchen is insane, totally and utterly crazy. There were days I thought I might loose my mind, but somehow we made it through. It was so worth it! The kitchen is amazing. Oddly enough it seems a bit too fancy for us. Bill and I are such simple people with such [...]
I really wanted to get the kitchen completely painted before the countertops were due to come in. Thankfully I was able to do that. I am still not sure that I like this color. The way it looks in eggshell is completely different than the way it looks in semi-gloss. I may have to repaint [...]
Today the cabinets came. They change the look of the kitchen so much! Finally the footprint is in of how the new kitchen will shape up. Pendant lights are bought but won’t be installed until the granite is in. I need to buy a new dishwasher this weekend since our old one leaked and caused [...]
I painted the ceiling with a friend today. No picture because it is just a white ceiling. Use your imagination.
Today the tile was replaced. So happy that we had enough tile from removing the old one and the couple spare tiles they had when building the house. The ceiling was patched and the drywall was fixed. He is coming back on Monday to replace the texture on the ceiling. I have made the final [...]
Today the hideous lighting was removed. We now have recessed lighting and we are prewired for three pendant lights over the bar. In addition we had another lightswitch added to the wall on the right since that will be the only entry into our new kitchen once it is all done.
Today the mold was removed from the kitchen and the walls and the insulation was fixed. The damaged cabinets were pulled and sent off to be rebuilt. I have been trying to figure out what color to paint our new kitchen. At first I painted the brown on the right but it felt a little [...]
On day one the kitchen was demolished, not all of it but a huge portion. We no longer have a sink in our kitchen. There is only one lonely countertop near the fridge. Ceramic tiles are cut out and the island has now been moved to it’s final resting place at the end of the [...]
As I said earlier we have made the plunge to remodel the kitchen. Because of some dates and because of my inability to imagine a Christmas where my kitchen wasn’t bursting at the seams with baked goods we had to make a choice to move up the date or wait until the new year. The [...]
Ever since I bought this house 10 years ago I have dreamed of a gallery wall going up my staircase. I have always had one reason or another as to why it wasn’t done yet. This year I was able to see it through. It isn’t complete, but neither are my years of photographing the [...]
Over the last month we have been working on the house a bit. We had a full patio put on the back with two ceiling fans on it so that next summer it will have more shade and breezes on those days when there is no breeze in sight. The patio looks perfect and people [...]
It is amazing that within nine working days our loft went from a huge open space to a completed room. The change has made a new room for Annie and created space for everyone to have their own room. Before: After: The kids are settling into their bedrooms. It was a long weekend getting all [...]
The texture was put up on the walls today. It was loud and crazy. The room is really coming together quickly. The contractor thinks he may have it all up and ready Friday night.
Not much of a change in the room, just more mud on the walls.
The drywall went up and it is easy to see exactly how different the loft looks now. Here is a picture from inside the new room. The photo is taken from the closet.
Day 2 and the electricity was put in. The HVAC guy came buy and said that moving the air 4 feet would be ridiculous so the vent doesn’t need to be moved. (This fact probably only matters to those paying for this since it decreases the price.) Drywall is being hung today.
With only one day of construction in it is amazing to me that we already have a view of what this is going to look like. Frame is up and tomorrow HVAC and electrical come in. The kids love to come home from school and go see what Freddy has done. He is such a [...]
Here is the space all cleared out. At this point we realize that Annie’s new room will be the biggest of all the kids rooms. (Shh don’t tell Kimmie.) The kids liked tumbling around and hanging out in the open space. Soak it up now because it won’t be there long.
When we decided to grow our family through adoption we always knew that one day we would add a fifth bedroom to our upstairs. That day has finally come. Monday morning construction will begin to create a new room out of our loft. Here is our current loft. I will get pictures as the days [...]
Today we had the house recarpeted. To say we were excited would be a huge understatement. The carpet is so plush. Totally worth hanging out in the backyard all day. They brought just a little bit for the house. We had berber carpet that was 14 years old, this is a huge improvement. We went [...]« Previous Entries