It’s always so exciting when something new gets started at the house. I was especially looking forward to the trim carpentry! I’ve always loved big pretty trim and I couldn’t wait to see ours. I’d say our style is somewhere between simple-transitional-craftsman but we are both really drawn to the mid-century modern style. We ended up choosing a flat trim, with a craftsman style around the door frames. We both felt like this style of trim would fit best in our home.
I loved watching the trim, doors and cabinets go in. It really transformed the house into looking more and more like our home!
We seriously debated on ordering our entire kitchen cabinetry from IKEA and doors from semi-handmade. There are so many good blog post out there about the nice quality and great price. However in the end we ordered through a local cabinet company and even though we spent more, it was well worth it to us. We went with a white shaker look with slight detail on the inset. We found this inspiration pic (below), of the white cabinets and wood island and we loved it! So we chose a hickory island, we love how it adds some warmth into the kitchen.
Inspiration photo (below)
Our cabinets (below)
We have a lot of plans for the exterior of the house, but most of that will wait until (hopefully) sometime later this year. We did however go ahead and switch out our garage doors. We raised the center to one to fit one of our vehicles (not mine 😉 ). I really like how the center one looks, and we couldn’t be happier with our new garage doors!
We were struggling to find a new front door for the house. Ours happens to be a larger size and most the ones we wanted were crazy expensive. So we decided to go check out a local architectural salvage place (we love to walk through!). They have TONS of doors there and we ended up finding one in the right size and we loved it! We will do a little bit of work on it to make it just how we want, but super happy we found one. We also bought some hardware for it there as well. I’ll update once we get it finished and installed to let you all know how it works out!
Well we’d owned the house for about a DAY and walls were already coming down. I’m not surprised though, Logan doesn’t waste any time on that kind of stuff. Plus.. we were excited!
The boys and I had bought Logan a #demoday shirt for Christmas, so we had to get a photo of him in it!
All of these center walls are completely down now. So crazy seeing the space so open!
The hearth on the fireplace is gone now as well. We didn’t like that it seemed like an accident waiting to happen! I’m so glad Logan took it out-it made the space feel bigger as well.
Also the boys LOVE going over to the new house. They get so excited and love running around. Soooomtimes they even help a little :).
Just last week we had the framer flip the stairs around so we can add on to our master bath (it was so small before!).
All of the ceiling insulation and sheetrock is GONE. We are vaulting the ceiling up almost 5 ft or so. I think that’s going to really make the space feel so much bigger.
All of the demo is complete…now onto the fun part. Getting it all put back together.