Home Remodel/Self Remodel Pt 2

January 15, 2019

It’s been a little while since I’ve talked at length about how our home remodel is going so I thought I would give you an update. Click here to read Pt 1. To refresh your memory, my husband and I purchased our not-so-dream home with the intention of re-doing everything aside from the floor plan. That meant new countertops in the kitchen, painted cabinets, removal of popcorn ceilings, replacing creaky floor joists, updated bathrooms, new appliances, and new flooring throughout. In the process, we ran into some hiccups like a supporting wall in our living/kitchen/dining area that was sinking. 😬

We also would often ask ourselves the question, “We can live with this but are we going to be happy with it long term?”. That led us to do things like get rid of our textured walls – which is an intense process called skim coating – where the walls must be sanded down and then mud is applied to make it smooth.  It’s a long process for a novice that can get pretty pricey if done professionally. That being said, I’m happy to report that our living, kitchen and dining room was completed just in time for Christmas. 😍🎁

For the first time in our 15 months of being in this house, I find myself saying, “Wow! This is REALLY nice!”. I’m not in as much of a rush to make a mad dash out with kids and I actually enjoy being at home. If you know me well, you know that I am an extrovert and not necessarily a homebody by nature. I love to go out and spend time with people. That being said, I’ve found a new joy at home that I haven’t really experienced before. There’s nothing wrong with staying home, taking a break and saying no to plans. I’ve hosted more playdates at my house as a result in the last few months and it’s been fun.

But now that we’ve made some major moves in our remodel, I find myself thinking when our bedrooms are complete and carpet get installed it’ll be a REALLY nice house. Although that is true, there’s nothing wrong with being content at the moment right where we are. Continuing to push forward in getting things done but also reveling in the enjoyment of what we’ve accomplished thus far. Shout to my husband for all of the hard work and sacrifice he’s put into making this house a home. He’s the best❣️ It’s nice to make progress and move forward to the next thing but it’s also nice to enjoy the present.

Next on the agenda is overhauling our upstairs bathrooms, painting the bedrooms and having carpet installed.✨I did a poll toward the end last year asking if anyone would want to read about the details of our home – that I loving and jokingly refer to as York Manor. 😀 I’ll be doing a blog series of remodel posts starting in February about what purchases we made and the specifics of how we finished particular tasks plus lots of pictures! I’m excited to share more of what we did as we continue on in this process. It’s definitely been a wild ride.