The Final Reveal—The Kitchen

Posted Nov 14 2013 in , , , ,

When my husband and I purchased the house where we live, we knew that one day we would replace the Formica counter tops with granite. In the beginning stages, we also considered replacing the cabinets. Last spring we went to the local home show and talked to a lot of people and looked at a […]

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The Family Room

Posted Nov 8 2013 in , , , , ,

Today I’m going to show photos of the family room after our remodel. I could wait until we get our new blinds, but I don’t want this to drag on too long. We didn’t make many changes to this room other than the paint and the flooring. The biggest change is the new flooring. This […]

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The Living Room and Dining Room

Posted Oct 28 2013 in , , , ,

Today I’m adding the next installment in my remodeling saga. This post is about the area of the house, which is a living room and dining room combination. The original room had carpet while the rest of the downstairs was tile—three different kinds. Since we wanted to get rid of the carpet and we couldn’t […]

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The Front Hall

Posted Oct 25 2013 in , , ,

Yesterday I wrote about the loft. In addition to the loft, there are three other rooms upstairs. Two of the rooms saw very little change other than new carpet and a fresh coat of paint on the doors and woodwork. The third bedroom was actually painted before we moved in. Here is what it looked […]

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Begin the Reveal

Posted Oct 23 2013 in , , ,

The remodeling project is mostly done. I have a few things left to do like paint my laundry room, and I keep finding places to touch up the paint. Each new set of workers usually put a few nicks in the paint. So for the last few days, I’ve had a paint brush in one […]

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My Displaced Office

Posted Oct 11 2013 in , , ,

Over the past few weeks I have been blogging about our remodeling project. We are nearing the end. Most of the work is done downstairs. We still have some new light fixtures to hang, and the back splash in the kitchen still needs to be put in. I do have a sink in my kitchen, […]

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Progress

Posted Sep 13 2013 in , ,

Today I have photos of the new cabinets without doors, but you can see the color. We also have some of the wood flooring installed. They also did the templates for the granite counter tops yesterday. So we are getting closer to the end. Now the anticipation builds. We’re eagerly awaiting the final product. The […]

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It Gets Worse Before It Gets Better

Posted Sep 10 2013 in , , ,

Have you ever been in a situation where things kept getting worse? That’s where we find ourselves today in our remodeling process. As you’ve seen from previous posts, we’ve been painting ahead of the cabinet and flooring installs. Today the cabinets arrived. That meant removing the bathroom cabinets, which means we’ll be down to the […]

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More Demolitian

Posted Aug 8 2013 in , , , ,

Do you remember this photo? After today’s work on our remodeling project, it looks like this. Now I really can’t use my kitchen. Up until today, I have been able to cook because the stove, microwave and sink were all functional. Not anymore! From now on, if I can cook it in a toaster oven, […]

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Tearing Out Tile

Posted Jul 30 2013 in , , ,

We’re getting rid of the old floor in order to make way for the new one. Here is the before photo of parts of our family room and kitchen. Early this morning we started covering all the furniture with sheets and plastic. The prep work is similar to the prep work done before a painting […]

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