Home Renovation Progress

Hi peeps!  I’ve had several requests for pictures of our home construction progression, so I wanted to share a few updates, BUT then I realized that even more has been accomplished by our rockstar contractors (ehem, my dad and brother…and of course, the work of my ever handy husband). All that to say, I thought I had WAY more updated pictures to share with you all…and…uh…well, the truth is…um…I was mistaken. I only have a few pictures from the progress going back to the first couple days of work. Eeek!  I better get snappin!

The reality is that my hubby worked non-stop for a good week scraping every inch of the popcorn ceiling in the entire house from the biggest room to the tiniest linen closet to prep for our contractors to put in a beautiful knockdown ceiling.  The ceilings should be done by today, and then it’s time to paint them white.  Yahoo!

Also, we tore down a wall between the master bedroom and the adjacent bedroom that faces the backyard in order to make one large “master suite”, which has been accomplished already as well.  We will then open up the wall to the backyard and put in some lovely french doors (ordering those babies tonight!) that I was carrying on about over {here}.  I’m so excited!

Now, I’m not gonna lie here, I nearly had to pick my chin up off the floor when I walked into our new, enormous master suite.  Funny, I didn’t think it would be that big when we opened up the wall.  Hmm… It’s almost embarrassing.  I’ve decided to call the new and improved master suite the North Wing, as it is larger than our living room.  Good grief, I don’t even know what to fill all that space up with.

Anyhoo, I figure a little sneak peek of at least the kitchen progress is better than nothing.  Even these pictures aren’t the most updated.  Gosh, I’m sorry about that, gang!  The opening in the kitchen has been drywalled and finished, and the can lights have been cut into the ceiling, and, of course, the ceilings have been sprayed.  I can’t wait to see everything really come together once the cabinets arrive and the flooring is installed.




We decided on white, espresso glazed maple cabinets, an espresso, cherry wood island, “antique brown” style granite countertops, and we have special ordered Asian Walnut hardwood flooring.  It sounds like a bunch of fancy stuff, I know, but I promise we have done our research and have worked very, very hard to stay within our budget and to not go beyond our means, AND by the grace of God, we are still within our budget. The trick is to research as many promotions as you can find and time your product orders just right to hit those promotions.  It can be done, folks!

Bonus!  We had total price shock – in a good way (as did the checkout attendant) when we purchased our cabinets. The promotion savings turned out to be significantly more than we thought, and we ended up getting a grand total of $6,000 off the price of our cabinets. So…we purchased $16,000 worth of cabinets for a little over $10,000. Our budget was $12,000, which we hit right on the nose with the initial promotion.  The extra savings on top of it blew us away. My husband and I just stared at the attendant like, “Are you sure?” She responded to our blank stares with, “I entered in the bar code on the promotion and you received additional savings.”

Uh, okay. Thank you. We’d like to checkout now. Bye-bye.

To see the rest of the before photos of the entire kitchen, head on over {here}.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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