Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I'm a slacker (and some house updates)

most of my blogging these days is about the baby, so it's all over on my other blog (Our Greatest Project) but I do have a couple of house updates!

By the end of this month, this room should look put together finally and will actually have a purpose!  (This is a listing photo, so not our furniture).  For the 3+ years that we have lived in our house, the room (which connects our garage to the rest of the house and also has the door that goes to the backyard) has served has a walk-through and storage room. 

When we began renovating our kitchen, this room was tackled along with it since they share a wall and we were opening up the doorway between the two.  We took down all the paneling and added recessed lights in the ceiling and built a closet toward the front.  The whole room got new sheet rock/plaster and paint.  The front is tiled (it will serve as our mud room area) and the carpet was installed this morning in the rest of the room (it took us a LONG time to pick out carpet - we needed something capable of withstanding very high traffic and kid-friendly since it will be a playroom).

couch will go in this corner

We love how it turned out.  The couch is being delivered at the end of the month and MrT is currently shopping for a TV - soon we'll be able to actually use this room!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

new kitchen table

it's so nice and big and I can't wait!

my kitchen

is basically done.  We are waiting for our new table/chairs to be delivered on Friday, but I wanted to show off my pictures :)

Let's take a look back at what my kitchen used to look like....

and here's what it looks like now!!  Just for reference, the range is in the same place in the old and new kitchen

about where the fridge is used to be a second doorway to the hall on the other side.  since we obviously don't need 2 doorways 5 feet apart, we closed one in.
we expanded the window above the sink (and took out the actual window) and expanded the doorway to the next room (and got rid of the actual door)

I'll have more pictures of the other side (the eating area) after the table is delivered on Friday!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

in other news

I'm glad the kitchen is almost done (updates coming soon, I promise - the counters are being installed today!) because then we can focus on the nursery :)  Yep, Baby T (aka Squishy) is due December 6th!

I'm just over 13 weeks and things look great so far.  I had a fairly easy first trimester and I hope that baby continues to be nice to me! 

I've been keeping up a different blog to document this journey - feel free to follow along:
Our Greatest Project

Monday, May 2, 2011

new cabinets

this is going to be a quick post, I just wanted to show off these pictures!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

kitchen renovation - updates

it's been a while since I updated, things have been really crazy but we have major progress in the kitchen!  3 weeks ago (I think), the old kitchen was completely demolished:


about a week ago (after the electrical and plumbing was done), we had plasterers come and make our new walls nice and pretty:

Then yesterday I finished painting!

Today the new hardwood floors are getting installed in the kitchen area (to match the rest of the downstairs).  Then beginning tomorrow, the new and existing floors are getting refinished so that everything matches.

Since 80% of our downstairs is hardwood, we had to move everything to the spare (and previously empty) room upstairs:

please don't report us to Hoarders!

Once the floors are finished, it's time to install the cabinets!!!!  Right now we're hoping to get that done Mother's Day weekend and then the counter people are coming to make the template for our counters.  I can't wait for that part!!

Friday, April 8, 2011


our new cabinets were delivered today!

Monday, March 7, 2011

kitchen design

I'm in love with our kitchen design.  I look at the printouts from Lowes quiet often and I'm so excited to see it take shape in real life!

Before I show you the new design, let's recap our current kitchen.

this is all of our cabinets and all of our counter space.  The dishwasher will be moving to the other end - to the right of the sink

this was pre-wallpaper stripping when we moved in.  We will be opening up that doorway and the wall above the sink

the stove will remain where it is.  The fridge will move to about where the microwave is.  We have a new microwave to go above the range.

Our eating area isn't changing much - just new paint, window treatments, and table (eventually).  That doorway on the right will be opened up a little more

Here's the new design!!  (courtesy of Lowes)  Look at all the cabinets and counter space!!!  I can't wait to bake in this kitchen!


Monday, February 28, 2011

kitchen cabinets and countertops

In a very short amount of time, we've made decisions on the two biggest aspects to a kitchen renovation - cabinets and countertops.  We found great deals that we just can't pass up (and luckily for me, MrT loves deals!).  We're looking to order this week which will mean the project is officially underway!

Cabinets (not our house obviously) - Kraftmaid, maple cabinets, color = Chestnut

Countertops - Silestone, color = Kalahari

Things are looking good for a springtime renovation!