The fun of owning a house is the customization, don't you think? Our new house was built by a builder for some generic people, most likely, and the previous owners don't seem to have done much to make it better. Once the excitement of the closing occurred, we had time to really look at the house, and decide it had to change. There were so many features we loved about our last house, and the little things that made it so wonderful are absent here.The first order of business was to remove the existing kitchen, with its stains and cracks and inconvenient layout, and take up the tiled floor and the carpeting so we could lay down oak flooring and re-finish the existing, weathered and scratched flooring. Peter has done all the work so far singlehandedly. It is a grueling schedule, and it is a good thing he knows so much about construction and demolition, and that he has been getting in top shape in preparation for this.He's done a great job so far!
Here is how the place looks now:
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
The powder room is also going to be changed. In fact, we will put hardwood floors down and re-paint the place also.
The livingroom and diningroom will become my studio. I haven't quite figured out how I will arrange it, but there is a great deal of space there!
We will remove the wall unit in the family room and use that as our living room.It is right off the eat-in kitchen, so will be a great space for parties.There is also a deck with a grill right off the family room!
We are very excited about customizing this house, and finally getting our belongings out of storage!
And, probably we will keep the blue theme going...( you noticed that, right?).