It’s leap day! We definitely aren’t turning down any extra days, even though it feels like just another Monday (back to the grind and all that). We’ve had a busy and somewhat eventful couple of weeks over here, and have definitely found ourselves wishing we had more time to work on things. Continue reading
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I just have a quick update for you, but in the V-day spirit, we decided to tackle something pink…. the horrible walls downstairs in the mother-in-law apartment! Continue reading
We’re excited to report that the plumbing is finally finished, and we’re getting our new main level kitchen installed! To save some moulah we went with IKEA cabinets, and have been assembling the bases the last few evenings and dry fitting to see how everything fits together. Continue reading
Well, we’re still over here waiting for the plumbing to get finished, so we haven’t made much progress over the past week or so. I don’t want to leave you totally hanging, though, so I’ve mocked up the new floorplans we’re planning to implement, so you can get a sense of how we’re planning to re-work the spaces, and maybe even get some ideas for your own home! Continue reading
You may recall from the before tour that we had a nice little spiral staircase going from the basement level to the main living space. It looked neat at first, but turned out to be a little bit scary/treacherous to navigate. The VA made us install a handrail which did help a bit, and once we got used to ducking at the appropriate moment to avoid head injuries we were actually thinking “ok, we can totally handle keeping this thing for awhile”.
Then we brought the pups over. Continue reading
Happy New Year! I owe you an update, and now that we’re up and running at the new house, here it is!
We’ve owned the house for about a month now, but we’ve really only been living here since right before Christmas. We’ve been busy bees, since we were trying to knock out some of the big things before our lease ran out at the apartment. Continue reading
I was just about to update y’all on our progress after a week in the new house, but realized I haven’t given you the tour yet! It’ll be much easier to visualize my ramblings if you have an idea of the layout and what things look like before we
take a sledgehammer to update them. So, without further ado: The Befores. Continue reading
With the Hunter house finished and a little breathing room back in our bank account, it’s finally time to find ourselves a place of our own! You may recall my little tour of our apartment… it was a little tour, for a very little apartment.
While it’s in an amazing location, the lack of space in our unit, and having to share the backyard now that the building is filling up, is starting to wear on us. The pups are starting to show signs of being a little too close to each other all of the time too, so it’s definitely time for us to move on and find ourselves a little more room to spread out! Continue reading