Living Room

I’ve finished my first room and it feels great to have one room I can go and sit in without looking at all the things that still need to be done. It’s my new sanctuary for relaxation at the end of a long day. This room is completely new. New insulation, electrical, drywall, trim, andContinue reading “Living Room”


The kitchen is now 90% done. I’m missing my island countertops because they just weren’t in the budget yet with everything else going on around the house.  The kitchen use to be a back-of-the-house living room/den right off the old kitchen. We enlarged the pass through to connect the new dining room to the newContinue reading “Kitchen”

Dining Room

Another room is mostly complete ( I’m missing a few decor items, but I do have the rest of my life for those purchases). This is my most drastic room update since the entire purpose changed. The fireplace in this room is my baby. When we originally found the fireplace behind the wall covering, IContinue reading “Dining Room”

Outside Projects

Moved some work outside. My 30th birthday is coming up and my plans are to have an outside dinner. So in an effort to clean up some of the landscaping, I decided to add a patio and walkway around the screened in porch. I want to try and keep everything fitting for the house andContinue reading “Outside Projects”

Little Improvements

I haven’t posted anything in awhile because not one room is complete. I moved in December 18th and while work is slowly happening around the first floor, no major projects have happened. Oh except more plumbing! I had to have my old sewer line replaced (it looked like Swiss cheese). So since December, trim workContinue reading “Little Improvements”

The Lighting

I am in love with my lighting choices. I used a couple different places to find all these fixtures. I wanted something unique in every room; there is nothing builder grade about any of these. Most all of these fixtures are very reasonably priced too. Each room was wired for ceiling fans in case IContinue reading “The Lighting”


The laminate flooring has been installed downstairs. It’s a 12mm pergo in heathered oak. It’s actually more grey than what it looks like in photographs. It makes all the difference and while I can still feel the imperfections in the leveling of my floors, I love it. It’s an old home and nothing will beContinue reading “Flooring”