House Renovation Update #5 – More floors and walls + Laundry room
Although things are moving along and really exciting, I don’t have many updated photos for a blog post. However, look!
The great news is that the drywall is up, the new wood floor is in, new doors hung, window casing finished, and all of the walls have been putty-coated and primed! We originally weren’t going to putty coat all the walls, but ultimately decided on keeping everything consistent with the new and old walls, so that added an extra week. However, painting time starts very soon! Woohoo! We are going between Dunn Edwards White (DEW380) and Whisper (DEW340).
Another exciting addition that we’ve added to the list is redoing the sad, little laundry room off the kitchen. Here are some before shots.
We are buying an Electrolux washer and dryer, replacing the swinging door with a pocket door, and will add custom shelving around the appliances and up the wall. Now, you all know I’m a freak about organizational details, right? For example, when D brings up major, big-picture issues, I repeatedly interrupt with questions like, “where am I going to keep all my spices? (But where am I, people? It’s critical!) These are the details that I love more than life, and it’s ridiculous how excited I am about – get this – little built-in cubbies that will sit between the dryer and the exterior door for the purpose of housing our shoes. HOW EXCITING IS THAT? CUBBIES FOR SHOES! NO MORE OF THIS!
Tears of joy, man.
We are also continuing the wood floors into the laundry room, taking out the sad old exterior door, and adding a Dutch door. (That will be painted ochre yellow. Dying.)
So, that’s really about it this week. We are a little hung up on what to do with the guest/kids bathroom floor…this bathroom didn’t make the cut for renovation, except for the flooring. The countertops and shower are original tile, which we don’t mind because it fits with the feel of the house, but we need to find a floor that complements the retro vibe. Most importantly, something that complements the style of the bathroom AND is inexpensive, as we will probably redo the entire bathroom in a few years when the kids are a bit older. Anyway, this got me looking at bathroom floors, which pulled me into a deep vortex of unbelievable custom mosaic limestone and marble. Holy macaroni – not something we will be doing, but you should check out these bathroom floors. They are ah-mazing.
Have a good weekend!