Kitchen Remodel Update

I’ve made a lot of progress the past few weeks on my kitchen remodel plan. I’ve gotten estimates from a few contractors and made a decision on where I will purchase my counters and who will install them. What was most important to me was to find someone who would let me do the parts of the work that I can (removing the old counters, installing the new sink), which freed up money to spend on materials. Some people were not willing to work that way, but there’s no way I’m paying someone $200 to put a sink in!

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What I’m Loving: Porch Remodel Inspiration

One of the future projects on my home-remodel bucket list is to redo my porch. The porch sits on the back of my house in a nice little enclosed room with windows that can be opened. Its not heated or air conditioned, and the door locks only from the inside, so I’ve mostly used it as a catchall entry room.

When I first moved in, I installed new indoor/outdoor carpet and added DIY curtain rods and curtains to freshen it up. Over time, the carpet has moved around and the space has become sort of a junk catchall of where shoes and furniture goes to die (also where spare construction material is stored). Because I don’t have a good entry room in my house, I want to turn this into a more practical mudroom.

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Kitchen Remodel Plan

Next on my list of remodel goals is my kitchen. This has been pretty far back on the list due to it being so expensive! My thought on this has been to save up for what I really want so that I only have to do it once, so I have begun the process of assessing wants and the costs of them.

My kitchen today:

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Refinishing Damaged Wood Trim DIY

One of the hardest parts of maintaining an older home is keeping up with parts of the home that are going to naturally age. All of the wood trim in my home is original to the house, but over the course of 65+ years, some of it is starting to show its age.

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What I’m Loving: Edition 1

I thought it would be fun to start doing a weekly roundup of all things inspirational to share with you all. Because can’t we all use a moment to pause and be inspired?

(I was hoping this post would be on a Monday, but hello.. Mondays).

Here is what is inspiring me this week!

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Guest Bedroom Remodel

As I mentioned before, the next room on my great popcorn ceiling texture removal project is the guest bedroom. Since removing the popcorn involves painting the ceiling and touching up the walls, I’ve decided to also update the entire room.

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