It's been a LONG time since I chatted about our house.
We bought it for a really good price back in August and didn't move in until Halloween due to some major updates we made.
New kitchen- completely new everything!
New light fixtures-
Lots of new changes...I am hopefully going to post about each renovation..if I can ever find all the photos in my archives ;)
Check out our living area before we updated:
The floors were really nice teak wood, but unfortunately they had been installed incorrectly, which led to "cupping". Because they were uneven, we knew they needed to be changed eventually and it would be way easier to change before we moved in..without kids..furniture...living there. Yeah, that was a good choice.
And here's the after!!:
We ended up renting 4 different tools from Home Depot to remove these floors and after it was finished, Seth said never again. LOL
My dad helped, our friend Jared helped, Seth helped, and I even did a little bit but remember, I was also 6 months pregnant ;) Whoever layed these floors used about 132420984 gallons of glue...
The floor removal took a good 7 days straight but we ended up saving around $1500 since we DIYed it. We bought the tile at a local store called Floor and Decor and it took our tile guy around 6 days to lay the entire house minus the bathrooms. It was only him and one other guy.
For the kitchen: We also DIYed this with two of our buddies: Cory and Billy. We are so thankful we had such amazing friends to help us because we had no idea what we were doing.
We ordered the cabinets from a place called "Cabinets to Go" after a friend recommended them, but will NEVER use them again. I'll have to go into that story when I have more than a few minutes to type. Let's just say the lady quoted me for 3-4 week turnaround time and I didn't get the last cabinet until 4 MONTHS later. Yeah, it was NOT FUN.
In the kitchen, we got new cabinets, new appliances, new counter tops, and light fixtures. EVERYTHING basically. Our two friends helped install the cabinets and Seth actually added the pendant light above the sink. There was nothing there beforehand.
I will also do a whole separate post on the ceiling too. Stay tune, friends!