Friday, October 18, 2013

a peek at the progress.

It has been one crazy week around here!! I think all weeks during a reno are crazy though. ha! Sorry that I haven't posted any updates in the past 6 days - don't worry - I will make up for it with double posts each day next week! So, here are some of the things that have changed around our house this week...

Our laundry room last week ... 

PROGRESS of the new laundry room cabinets

... a single bowl farmhouse style sink will be in the middle with cabinets below.

... and another set of washers and dryers will be on the right of the sink. Some people may think this is excessive. That's fine. Just know that my children go through 2-3 outfits a day playing in the dirt, spraying each other with the hose, running around with muddy pups, and then there is a pair of PJs to wash. So make that 3-4. Yeah. I do a lot of laundry. And that isn't going to dwindle any time soon... I am thankful to have kids who have clothes that need to be washed, for sure. The double washer and dryer were the Hubs idea. He is awesome, and likes to try & make my life easier. I will keep him :) And the two sets of washers and dryers.

The area on the right will soon be a gift wrap station because I usually just have my gift wrapping items jammed in some extra long plastic storage boxes ... then I forget what I have and usually buy gift bags and wrapping paper that I don't need. I am looking forward to wrapping gifts in this spot for Christmas! The closet on the right will be the broom/ mop/ vacuum closet.

A little mirror image of that setup on the left side of the laundry room... rather than a broom closet we have a hidden spot for the hot water heater, and rather than a gift wrap station we will have storage for some of the random items you see sitting around the floor waiting for a home.

 They made great progress on the front walkway... The large stones you see laying by the porch were randomly placed as the pathway, and when it rained we had our own little pond in front of the house...right where we wanted to walk. So, this new brick pathway is higher than the grass that will eventually be planted around it so we won't have to walk through a mini pond anymore.

Here they are busting out the old columns...

The bottom left column kinda shows the top of the column that I didn't like and nicely asked them to change...

These are the plain cedar columns before adding the new trim...

And these are the after, with the trim that I l.o.v.e. I think it fits the style of our home perfectly. So much better than the dinky, rotten circular ones.

They will be primed and painted sometime next week! Also, how bad are those shutters? And how about that ridiculously small piece of trellis? haha More on the new shutters we have selected and how I want to rip out that trellis - coming soon! 


thank you for your sweet comments! i hope you enjoyed your time at a peace of home today.

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