Monday, February 17, 2014

Snowy Winter = House Updates!

Someday, I hope to build a house. There are so many reasons for this. One of those reasons is something I figured out after moving into this one. The previous owners built this home and I honestly don't think they could have picked cheaper finishings in certain places. Really. I can't even believe how long it took us to change out the cabinet hardware in the kitchen. Once we did, though, it made SUCH a difference. I look forward to the dream of building, where we can choose all of the finishings and details.

Some of the other cheap items include gold towel rods, builder mirrors (you know, the kind that goes right from the sink up to the light fixture with absolutely no character or frame?) and our bedroom shades.

This winter being excruciatingly inhibiting, we decided to make the most of being trapped inside and made a list of things to change indoors and got to work. So far, we've done the following:
- Repaint various walls
- Replaced the washing machine
- Swapped out the bathroom cabinet hardware
- Replaced ugly shades in our bedroom with elegant faux wood blinds
- Revamped our downstairs bathroom including fresh paint, installing a beautiful new mirror, putting up shelves and replacing the gold towel rods with sleek silver ones

Here's the bathroom before:

And after!

Here's a side-by-side :

If we had all kinds of money, we'd have replaced the vanity/sink too. But, it works just fine and is money we don't need to spend so it stays. Plus, our upstairs bathroom will be getting a new vanity & sink at some point so can't do everything! As any other homeowner would know, the to-do list is never really blank. Always lots to be done! 

Thanks for reading :)

1 comment:

  1. Nice! It's amazing what a quick can of paint can do. We desperately need to do the same with both of our bathrooms!


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