getting somewhere – family room update


The never-ending room remodel. That is exactly how I feel about our family room update. Yes, I know we are STILL not in our master bedroom after three years but the master isn't used. We use this space all.the.time. I love this room. It is one of the reasons we fell in love with this house, but I want it DONE! We are not done, but we are definitely getting somewhere. Here is the space today with some of our most recent updates including the new windows (hurricane impact ones! woohoo!), the Henry … [Read more...]

changes on the horizon – rethinking the floor plan


Ever make it halfway through the insanity of renovation and then decide you want to change things up a bit? That is where I am right now. We bought the house in late 2010 and moved in 2011. I'm thankful we have taken a LONG time to finish this renovation. We haven't even started with an addition, but I'm already ready to swap things around. Here is our current floor plan for reference. Please remember we live in the room called extra since our master is not even close to being finished. We … [Read more...]

master bedroom – not everything is looking great

I can't be true to myself, or all of you for that matter, if I have a week of all beautiful reveals. Of course some rooms are in pretty good shape like the living room, kitchen and craft room. But in reality our entire house is still in flux. Renovating yourself can be a very slow process. Case in point, our master bedroom. It has been over one year since we bought this house and we are still in one of the extra rooms instead of the master bedroom. Probably because it has looked like this for … [Read more...]

year 2 – 2012 house renovation plans

2012 marks the beginning of our second year in this house. Some days it feels like we have been here forever, other days I still can't believe we moved. We have made a lot of progress in the past year but there is hopefully a lot more to come in 2012. At least I really hope so. While I love the renovating, I am looking forward to a bit of a rest for the big projects. I'm going to do my best to get a good photo tour of the house in the current state done in the next few weeks. Let's hope for some … [Read more...]

lay of the land – our floor plan

I don't know about you but every time I look at the houses of bloggers if a floor plan is not available I'm always trying to figure out how the rooms are laid out. It must be the genes I get from my architect father, but I always want to know which rooms are connected to which. It really helps gauge the style of the house and flow of the design. My father might kill me for posting this horrendous floor plan but I don't have the energy to sit down and try make a perfect one. This one may be off a … [Read more...]

master bedroom dreams

I'm jumping the gun and looking at master bedroom ideas. Why do I even bother when our master bedroom currently looks like this?! Relaxing looking room, right? looks more like Home Depot than a master bedroom. For the record we are not sleeping in this room. This is just storage for now. ;)Until we manage to get this room done I will dream of clean, simple and modern looking master bedrooms. We have plenty of time to decide which way we are going but the room is in 14 X 24 … [Read more...]