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Getting Closer

Updates on the house are getting closer and closer to being done. Today we stopped by to disconnect the dishwasher (discovered a manufacturing defect after it was installed – they are bringing a replacement tomorrow). The laminate flooring has been put in. Unfortunately I was a bit distracted by other things and failed to get any photos. I’m going back tomorrow to paint, so after we run the vacuum and dust, I’ll get some shots. In the meantime, here are a few of the progress that’s been made, beginning with some “before” shots:

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Kitchen cabinets in the early stages of updating. My original thought was “clean ’em good and give ’em a good lemon oil polishing.” Fortunately, my sister, the visionary, prevailed.
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The front bathroom.

We hired someone to paint the cabinets with a sprayer. It was a lot faster and the finish was better than if we’d tried to paint them with brushes. We think it was worth the investment in giving the cabinets an updated, fresher look.

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Before and after. Notice the “fur down” has been removed. I was a chicken — worried about what might be back there. Again, my sister had the courage to say, “Well, I guess we’ll find out!” It’s more apparent in the following photograph, but see that strip of molding around the top of the painted cabinets? That was around the top of the fur down. Angie carefully removed it and saved it so it could be reattached to the cabinets and painted. She rocks!
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I just can’t get over how beautiful everything is turning out! Angie chose the paint colors, formica, and hardware, and did a great job. My contribution was choosing the tile for the backsplash!
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Sink still needs to be set and faucet installed, but isn’t it looking good???
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Brand-new appliances: Whirlpool double oven, smooth surface cooktop and range hood.
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12 x 24 floor tiles also used in the shower. Love ’em!
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See the accent tile in the shower? There is also a shampoo/conditioner niche in the wall that features that tile. I couldn’t walk in there when I took this photo, so I’ll have to show it later!
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Tile backsplash carried over from accent tile in shower,
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Finally, the front bathroom had been retiled several years ago, but Angie found a box of leftover tiles in the garage. We were able to use them to have this backsplash done in the front bathroom! A nice touch!

So that’s it for now. I am really please to see my childhood home receive the update it’s needed for so long, and I’m hoping whomever buys our home enjoys the updates and makes a lot of good memories here.

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3 thoughts on “Getting Closer

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! And WOW to your renovation! You tackled some serious stuff, what with knocking walls out and all. It looks fabulous — I love the opening shelving and how light and bright everything is. I’d love to have open shelving in my own home, but our old house is a dust machine and it would be very difficult to stay on top of that.

      The house in my post is the home I grew up in. My sister and I inherited it when our mom passed away in 2015. We are updating it to put it on the market. It was built in 1970 and had absolutely nothing done to it in 46 years. We took out a loan and have managed to stay in budget and we’re almost done. Based on what neighbors are saying, and what homes in the neighborhood have sold for, we are feeling pretty good about our sales prospects. 🙂

      I plan to do a final blog post when everything is done, so I hope you’ll come back by to check it out.

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      1. Aw, well I am sorry to hear that, and I am glad you and your sibling are able to tackle this together under budget!! kuddos to you both, I went over my budget 😦 (there is always a learning curve). I will keep an eye out for the cool updates for sure 🙂

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