Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Kitchen Reno…Week 7 ~ Wood Floors!


Well, I skipped my update for week 6, not that there wasn’t progress being made…


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The wood floors were delivered and installation began. Probably my most exciting day yet! I have wanted to install wood floors since the day we moved into this house…10 yrs. ago.
 
So, you can imagine how happy I am to see this…
 
 
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These were the first few planks laid…and I love them! I chose the Acadian Heights Engineered Hand Scraped Maple in 6 inch planks from my local Carpet One store. The installers got right to work and had the downstairs done in just a few days…
 
 
 
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back hallway
 
 
 
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kitchen
 
 
 
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breakfast nook
 
 
We decided to continue the wood onto the stairs. I love the look of wood steps with white risers…
 
 
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Well, why stop there? Since we are having to remodel our master bathroom (due to a leak found while doing kitchen!) We decided to carry the wood into the upstairs hall and into the master bedroom too…
 
 
 
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These guys will have the bedroom cleaned out, floors installed, and put back together in one day! That is one of the benefits of an engineered wood floor, once they are in they are done!and ready to be lived on…
 
 
 
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I took this photo last night and shared on my Instagram…so happy to have my lights installed too! I had to bring the tables in so I could best determine the chandelier height. This is the first time I have had the round table in here, and my craigs list chairs with my farm table.
 
It is so exciting to see everything coming together. Hoping to get countertops in by the end of the week, then backsplash and appliances next week!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Progress Report–Kitchen Reno Week 5


Making some sweet progress on the kitchen this week…



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Our new cabinets were delivered! Finally, something going in instead of things being ripped out, cut up, and repaired. The guys got right to work placing the cabinets and getting them installed…so exciting!


 
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Next decision and purchase to be made is knobs or handles? Gold or silver or ORB? I picked a few of my favorites and posted them on my Instagram asking for opinions…
 
 
 
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I definitely decided on gold tone handles, and picked the above 3 options. It seemed to be evenly split on the top and the middle. In the showroom, I was convinced that the middle was my favorite…but after coming home, placing on my door sample, in the light of my new kitchen space, I switched! The top just seems to look best with all of the other components.



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I will be using these beautiful knobs from Anthropologie in a couple of places as accents. Love the brass and mother of pearl! The dark wood piece is my finished sample for the reclaimed wood top that will be on the built in hutch. Speaking of my reclaimed wood…our friend Steve dropped of the hutch countertop and  floating shelves for me to sand and finish…
 
 
 
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After pulling a few old nails and screws, some sanding, and clear stain…they are going to look awesome!


It sure takes a lot of talent, and tools, (and patience) to make this kitchen happen…



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Looking forward to having this cleaned up ~ hardwood floor installation starts on Monday!
 
 
Happy Weekend!
 
 
 
 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Progress Report–Kitchen Reno Week 4


This week was productive but not very pretty!


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More hardwood floor demo and we found some beautiful vintage linoleum under the family room carpet…
 
 
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Hello 1972!
 
 
It was a lot of work getting all of that wood and vinyl flooring ripped up and out. Imagine 3 inch staples and nails everywhere…and I do mean everywhere!
 
 
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Thankfully we did not find any “surprises” (aka more $$)…and the sub floor will be ready for the new hardwood to be installed on July 28.
 
 
Here is a little peek at my cabinet, countertop, backsplash and floor samples…
 
 
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I have been finding some relief from all the dust and mess by gazing at these samples for the last few days. I just cannot wait to see it all installed and come together! Next week will be cabinet delivery and installation…that will be welcomed progress!


On another note…remember that we are remodeling our master bathroom as a result of finding some water damage during the kitchen demo? Well…I was more than excited to get the vanity delivered yesterday…


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More info on this gorgeous vanity coming soon…stay tuned!