Seriously though, it really IS coming along! I'll show a few pictures and describe - keep in mind, Brian is working a full time job (and his job is very full time - longer hours and weekend meetings etc), so he can really only work on our projects evenings and weekends when that allows. And then there's real life too - Brian's sister is moving to Belgium with her husband (for his education), and so we're just coming off a week of "family reunion/farewell" and such.
To see some of the work along the way, scroll through these Renovation posts!
To see the before video, of the way the house originally was, click here
|Standing at the front door
|Looking at the front door
|Looking into the livingroom area
And also, I don't have a kitchen sink yet...
|Looking at the island and over to the dining area
|The island - it will have granite. I wish I took a pic of our granite selection, but I forgot. Anyway, my fold up plastic table makes a nifty countertop in the interim
|I didn't take a pic of the granite - but I think this is kinda similar (pic snagged from google) - we brought our paint chips and flooring with us, and picked something with black, grey and a bit of brown
|By the front door - flooring and "stuff" - it's still very much a construction site around here, but definitely more live-able! I am totally able to "corner" the messes and live around them pretty comfortably
|The curtains! I can't wait to hang them!
|We've got curtain rods!
|We've got over the island lighting! (3 of these)
|Our uppers - we've decided to go with a touch of the industrial - like the island light fixtures. This pic is from Pinterest, so ignore the range hood portion - but we will be hanging pipes from the ceiling for open shelving. Stay tuned!
|The other mess - That's my washer, dryer and...stuff
|We will be painting the fireplace. We thought we'd go dark, but now we're pretty sure we'll go white
|Kind of like this look - from Pinterest
|The hall is a darker grey than the main area. The laundry room will be this same colour
|Where the two colours meet at the end of the hall
The ceiling. Brian install all the recessed lighting - I put up all the light trims. Go me!! We have 14 pot lights in the main room, and there will be 2 more put in in the hall. And then the 3 pendant lights over the island. We went from a pretty dimly light house to one that you can spot from Jupiter:-) And those LED bulbs - $17 each. Whhhhhhaaaa?! They give a great natural light, and they don't get hot. But they're $17 each!!