Renovations – Week 2, 3 and 4

By the title alone, you can see that I have some catching up to do on renovation posts! I think we are now about half way there and bad news – I’m getting close (if not past) the end of my rope! I really can’t complain, because the process has been fairly flawless, other than a few minor hiccups along the way.  I tell you what – renovations are not for the faint of heart (nor for those that are big babies, like I am!).

For those that haven’t seen the week 1 update, take a look here, since then,  a surprisingly small amount has been accomplished…

Let me start by taking you through the new front door into the new foyer. Please, won’t you come inside?

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You can see here, the doors to the laundry ‘closet’ have been installed and the doorways have been framed out.

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[view from living room into foyer]

This wall, that was pretty random and previously between the living room and kitchen…

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…it’s now gone!  New insulation and sheet rock were installed in the kitchen replacing the previously mold-ridden walls.  You can see our new recessed lighting and locations of  island pendants here, too.

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New hallway door installed, closing off the ‘private quarters’ from kitchen, living room, etc.

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My resident handyman pulled out all of the old baseboards…thanks Ryan! Can’t you see the true joy just radiating from him? I guess any guy using a crowbar has no reason not to be happy.

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Finally, almost everything mentioned here has arrived, except for the dutch door (don’t get me started – Home Depot, you has some ‘splaining to do) and appliances.  Speaking of dutch door not yet arriving…

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…this is where it will be going – towards the back of the house, between the living room and dining area. It will look great, if it ever gets here for us to install it!!

Thanks for stopping by – next up will be an update on our backyard! Can’t wait to show you my raised beds : )

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