Friday, June 29, 2012

Renovation Progress

A long overdue update on our renovation progress. The stairs have been moved from the kitchen to the former dining room that connects the living room, kitchen and family room. Love the X railing - and there is a plan so it will be up to code. Above is the living room.
There will be a large bathroom w/a wet area (this first space you see), two bedrooms, a media area and a large laundry/craft/storage area on the other side.
Here's a new window that adds in more light. Four steps up and you're at the level of the pool.
One of the bedrooms w/a 3' x 4' egress window. The second bedroom has a large walk-in closet.
Here's a bit of the kitchen without the stairs. In this pic I was painting it Farrow and Ball Shaded White (the darker color.)
Where the stairs used to be. Such a huge difference to now have a square kitchen instead of a L shaped one!

24 comments:

Emom said...

WOW! Living through a reno is difficult at times...I have done it once....take care of you!.....smiles

Carla Aston said...

Wow, indeed. I just love a job site! Love the railing, can't wait to see more of your progress!

Katherine said...

Sometimes it is hard to imagine the beauty that will follow when you are in a house of dust. It will all be worth the disruption.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Michele, you have been moving mountains over here! Can't wait to see it all finished!
Happy Friday.
Teresa
xoxo

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Michele, you have been moving mountains over here! Can't wait to see it all finished!
Happy Friday.
Teresa
xoxo

ArchitectDesign™ said...

you must be so happy to finally seeing progress here. It's been awhile since you've been talking and planning it. Can't wait to see the grand reveal!

An Urban Cottage said...

Code schmode. That railing is awesome! If you don't have babies that will fall through it, I'd put in a fake one until the inspectors are gone.

Matters of Style said...

Love love love that railing!!!

tokyojinja.com said...

Looking good! And I love the railing too!!!

pve design said...

All this during a graduation....I lived that same life last year and happily survived it....
It takes time, patience and money money money!
Well I think your husband is handy, so maybe he is doing a good bit of it and saving a bundle for you.
pve

Henhurst Interiors said...

Very exciting. Looking forward to seeing more photos as you progress! The 'x' railing is truly stunning.

Reggie Darling said...

Well well, you do have a full plate, don't you? Having lived through my own renovations you have my sympathy, and encouragement, as there will be an end that justifies the means! Looking forward to seeing the progress. Reggie

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Oh my gosh, some serious renovation going on!! It looks wonderful....I can totally visualize the finished rooms. And, your iron railing is quite handsome and classical.
Bon courage!

Party Resources said...

Nothing like living in a construction zone! It is going to be fabulous.

Michelle Z said...

The railing is fabulous!

Leah Moss said...

yay! It's coming along Michele!

Huge congrats on your grad too!

Kristen McIntyre said...

The exciting part of renovating a home is a transformation of kitchen. As a mother kitchen is my favorite place. I love to cook and bake for my kids. The last time i renovate my kitchen is when i installed
Base Pull out Double Shlef for my extra pot,sauce pan and casserole. Its a great thing I had it in my kitchen.

Hartwood Roses said...

Wonderful progress!!! Everything looks so good so far.

SHERRY HART said...

I so love me a good reno!!! And a larger kitchen is always a plus...:)

for the love of a house said...

Yay for you! Such great progress. Code-smode;) I hated spending extra $$ to meet code only to remove said thing after code was met;) Love your railing!

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Alana Rascoe said...

Renovating is really a great way to build equity in your home as it enhances its value. I’m looking forward to see more pictures of the development. I wish you success in your home renovation project, Michele!

Alana Rascoe

Tyrone Speelman said...

It really amazes me how homeowners can memorize all those details concerning renovations. ;) That’s actually a good thing because it means that the structural design of the house was well-planned, and laid to fit the needs and wants of the occupants. I hope it was a success! Tyrone Speelman

Randell Jeffries said...

I agree with Katherine! When we were also having our home renovated, I couldn’t picture what the result would be. You know, because there were a lot of stuff around the house, and the furniture were not yet in their proper place. However, once we were all done with our renovation project, the result was just amazing. It was just…WOW! :’)

Randell Jeffries

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