Sunday, March 31, 2013

Progress report

Things are finally coming together in the new place. We are almost there, but not quite yet-- there's so many details yet to be executed, and other details that have been executed that need to be revised. There are large appliances (like a washing machine) and pieces of house (like a sliding shower door) that are coming in a minute. There's backsplash to be tiled, there's sink and granite to be installed, there's a breakfast bar to build, floors and stairs to finish, and so much more. But a lot of this is now in motion and it's going to be happening fairly quickly. Throughout all that we've been through with this so far, and knowing that there is still so much more to come (not just with the reno but with the actual packing and moving part) there's a new theme that keeps surfacing for me. I illustrated it at the end of this post. In the meantime please enjoy some of these progress shots. We're still not there yet but the transformation is amazing and truly glorious. Funny thing is, I never took any "before" pictures at the beginning before demo because 1) it really, truly wasn't anything I ever wanted to document or thought I'd want to look back on because 2) I just never had a reference point to dare to imagine that we could so drastically, dramatically, honorably transform this formerly dark and dreary space into the joyful, positive, happy little space of a house it is now becoming. It's like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly.

Kitchen/living/dining open concept first floor space


Open floor plan
dining & living room space

More to come! And here's that quote...


JD said...

Your place looks great! I love before and after pictures.

Remodeling is an exhausting and exhilarating experience. We've been renovating our other house for a couple of years and it is amazing to go back and look at the before and after pictures and see what we have accomplished. Even if you are the only one that will ever look at them, I highly recommend documenting the process.

Best of luck to you.

Kathy Weller said...

Thankyou JD! :)