After 1 year, although it seems like more, my husband and I decided to continue the laundry room makeover. I’m telling you, things move slow at my house. My husband wasn’t too thrilled that I’m back on the “I want to make changes to the house” train, but he still helped, reluctantly of course. 😀 … Continue reading Laundry Room Update
Category: home renovation
Home Tour: 2016-18
Hello and welcome to Mrs. Lady Renaissance. I've decided to create a "home tour" category in order to make it easier for me to update any changes. My home has undergone a lot of changes (notice the old pictures), but with grad school and a limited budget, changes are done sporadically. I can't believe we've only … Continue reading Home Tour: 2016-18
Home Renovation: Fresh Cement and Rain
We recently gave the exterior of our home a revamping. Notice the pictures? I know what you are thinking, it sure needed it! Yes, it did! In the process, I requested for my husband to remove those brick boxes because I felt like it limited our space. In fact, I often joked that it seemed … Continue reading Home Renovation: Fresh Cement and Rain
Phase 2: The dining room
The dining room is a place to gather for more formal dinners. Growing up, I used to dream of the day where I would prepare elaborate dinners and have dinner parties. My best friend and I used to talk about this all the time. Then, reality hits. You have kids and realize that throwing dinner … Continue reading Phase 2: The dining room
Phase 2: The formal living room
The formal living room used to be separated by, what I like to call, a dinosaur wall. We knocked it down because the formal living room felt incredibly small, separating the family room and formal living room. I didn't like the wall. It obscured the view from the family room to the entrance, which I … Continue reading Phase 2: The formal living room
Phase 2: The rebuilding of the family room
Home: Phase 2 – The conquest, the rebuilding, the exhaustion of the kitchen.
There is one thing I realized during the live-in renovation of our house. . .if the kitchen or the master bedroom isn't completed first, your whole life is chaotic. The moment the kitchen and bedroom were ready, I felt a great -- GREAT weight lifted off my shoulders. I instantly felt a ton of weight released into … Continue reading Home: Phase 2 – The conquest, the rebuilding, the exhaustion of the kitchen.
Before: Our home, phase 1: The teardown. . .arrrrggggg
My husband and I purchased our home a little more than a year ago. We purchased it in dire conditions. Notice the --as I like to call it-- "dinosaur" wall in the middle of the two living rooms, the blue-green carpet, the multi-colored room, the standard oak kitchen cabinets and vinyl floors. Unbelievably, there was … Continue reading Before: Our home, phase 1: The teardown. . .arrrrggggg