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

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