Now that all the rough stuff is wrapped up, finishes will begin and that means figuring out all the little details that will really make the house look complete. I’ve been noodling on tile elevations this week for both the bathroom and kitchen walls, and while the bathroom was pretty straightforward the kitchen has more stuff that needs to get figured out. Here’s a reminder: (more…)
Ceiling fans are tough. I love them because they circulate the air and make spaces feel cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter without adding much conditioned air and without having a bulky window fan sitting on the dresser which we’ve had for the past 4 years. I don’t love them so much because they don’t usually look that good, and if they do look good, they’re $$$$.
We are installing three fans in the house: one in each bedroom and one in the living room. So I’ve spent a good deal of time searching the internets for some nice looking fans that aren’t going to break the bank. Here are the contenders: (more…)
Happy Monday! I haven’t checked in a couple weeks because visually there really hasn’t been any drastic changes since the rough framing, but I’ll recap now to get you up to speed.
It felt like summer this weekend, and B and I spent a lot of time outside working in the yard clearing out overgrown trees, vines, weeds, and general junk that had accumulated in said overgrown vegetation. Full blown landscaping will most likely be next year’s project, but in the meantime its good to keep things somewhat groomed.
Oh, the floors. This has been in the back of ,my mind since the beginning, and for the past few weeks it has made its way front and center, under a spotlight, in my brain. There have been lots of ups and downs, and we still haven’t made any final decisions, but I figure I’ll bring you up to speed with the floor situation. (more…)
Time for some demo progress! B and I were both so excited to start tearing into the house, so we spent the week before the contractors were scheduled to start to get a head start on the demo and take down as much as we could ourselves. The first thing we tackled was that bathroom sticking into the kitchen. We couldn’t wait to see what that space was going to feel like all opened up. The final weekend before we invited some friends over and offered them pizza, beer, and the chance to rip out a wall or two. We definitely made some progress getting this house ready for its makeover. (more…)
Now that you’ve seen the full blown “before” of our house, (level 1 and level 2), it’s finally time to show what we’re planning on, and now in the progress of, doing. Both B and I have been thinking about this since last April and we’ve definitely run the gamut of options on what to do with the house. At one point we were even adding on to the back, but after getting estimates and realizing how much money it would cost for adding not that much square footage, we decided we needed to stick with the original footprint.
Hey Wedding Wednesday! I haven’t forgotten about you. Today’s post is all about the day leading up to the ceremony. I figured I’ll give an overview of the day then we’ll go back talk about some of the details in future posts. Although at this rate of Wedding Wednesday posts, we’ll probably get to those sometime in early 2016. ha. (more…)