Budget Kitchen Remodel

We’re in the middle of our Budget Kitchen Remodel.

Kitchen Remodel | Week 4

It’s week 4, and more progress is happening!  Our floors were refinished this past week, and we are THRILLED with the result.  Here is the after:

Kitchen Remodel | Week 4

And here is the before:

Our floors were pretty orangish in color, and I always hated the way they looked.  They were also fairly cupped (we bought the house with them this way – there was obviously a moisture issue at some point).  I have been dreaming about the day we refinished them, so I am overjoyed to have gorgeous medium-brown, non-cupped floors!  I mentioned more details of the floors and the refinishing process, and you can read all about it here in Week 3’s update. We had the floors stained in Jacobean and went with a matte finish.  I had the gloss finish in my old home, and it showed dust so badly.  I am hoping the matte does a better job concealing our dirt… When the floors were refinished, the quarter-round trim was removed and then later added back on.  As a result, the baseboards all needed repainting.  One thing led to another, and suddenly I was painting the entire dining room.  I loved the gray, but it did always seem dark in the room with only one window.  Also, I’m adding gray to our kitchen and didn’t want an all-gray home…

My daughter loves to remove painter’s tape, so I put her to work over the weekend removing rolls and rolls of painter’s tape.

Now that the floors are done, we are so ready to put our home back in order and have some seating and a dining room table that is not in the garage.

This coming week we will be adding more cabinets and the appliances will be delivered!

 I cannot tell you how excited I am to have appliances back!

Go create something!

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Want to follow the kitchen remodel journey?  See what happens next: Week 5 – Appliances and Farmhouse Sink Prep

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Bathroom Remodel

Our master bathroom is DONE, and I’m excited to share our bathroom remodel reveal. This renovation was supposed to happen three years ago when we first purchased our home.  There was a major leak under the shower, and we meant to have it fixed right away… bathroom-remodel-before-sincerely-sara-d-1-2 …but life (roof repairs, pool heater, water heat, air conditioner, furnace, and lots of other 20-year-old home problems) kept happening. Over the past three years, I have shared several design board ideas for this bathroom remodel as I dreamed and schemed.  You can see the details of the design board that inspired this remodel here. bathroom-remodel-before-sincerely-sara-d-1-4 This past fall several things fell into place, and we were able to go for it.  We hired a contractor and the day after Thanksgiving we demolished the bathroom (you can read more about the demo process here). bathroom-remodel-before-sincerely-sara-d-1-5 I share the bigger bathroom sources in separate posts (go here to learn all the details about the tile and here for all the faucet details).  The majority of the supplies were bought online and shipped straight to my front door (which was so convenient). bathroom-remodel-before-sincerely-sara-d-1-6 Since this bathroom was sitting on such a large problem, I knew this was far beyond my scope of DIY.  Honestly, it was nice to hand it over to an expert. bathroom-remodel-before-sincerely-sara-d-1-7 I still did a lot of the grunt work and painted all the walls, ceilings, and trim. bathroom-remodel-before-sincerely-sara-d-1 The freestanding tub is from Signature Hardware.  I looked everywhere for the perfect shape, and I found it with this tub. The vanities are from Bellacor.  I was nervous about buying the vanities online, but they are absolutely perfect.  The color is gorgeous, and they are quality pieces.  My only complaint is that one arrived with a discolored spot, but I should be receiving paint (from the manufacturer) to fix the problem sometime soon. One of the hardest pieces for me to find was the perfect light fixture.  I wanted this light fixture from Bellacor. The sconces are from Home Depot.  I used the Fontane Brushed Nickel Wall Fixture and replaced the shade that came with it with the Clear Glass Open Teardrop Shade. The outlets and light switches are RENU by Leviton. The majority of the decor and accessories are from HomeGoods. I can not tell you all how thrilled we are to have a bathroom that functions and looks beautiful.  I may never leave my tub (and you can find all the details of the tub filler here)… We are so thankful to have a beautiful and functioning bathroom! Want to see all the details on the floor and shower tile?  Go here to find the sources! Go create something!
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