After a very relaxing break with my family, I am back! I spent a lot of time catching up on my sleep, spending time with my family, catching up on movies I wanted to see, etc. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! I had a whirlwind Christmas season on my ETSY site, I doubled my volume from last year Thank you, Thank you! I put in long hours, but not nearly as much as the first year. I had time to plan and prepare in advance this year. I also was able to hire an assistant this year, and she made all the difference! I have big and exciting plans for 2014, so stay tuned!
I am working on plans right now to remodel my kitchen. I have wanted to do this since we moved into this home 9 years ago, and have been saving up for this remodel.
Step one is cleaning our garage so we will have a place to stage the flooring, I am wanting to replace the sautillo knock off tile with wood plank ceramic tile, something like this:
Every update in this home prior to our owning it, has been a DIY, hodge podge, job. They tiled around things like the island (which we are removing for a better work triangle), toilet in the powder bath (we will also be remodeling the powder bath at the same time). They also went right over at least one layer of tile and linoleum that we know of so far. We will know more when we do the demo.
Besides the flooring, lighting will be one of the first things we do. Then, we will hide our popcorn ceiling with wood planks, leaving cutouts for the puck lighting.
Then comes the new cabinetry, concrete color quartz counters and built in appliances we are ordering from IKEA and will be assembling ourselves (all but the counters which will be professionally). Also why the much needed garage cleaning is so important. I have done research on installing an IKEA kitchen and the amount of boxes and parts are overwhelming.
Next will be the subway tile with dark grout going completely up the walls.
Finally, we will trim all of the cabinetry with crown molding.
We will be having our first ever garage sale, to raise money for some of the materials and clean our work space. Any tips for a successful sale?
I will be doing many posts and before and after photos during the process. Keep checking back for more posts!
Happy New Year and Thank you for your loyal readership!