Weekly House Remodel Move in Update – June 30, 2016

Hi All,

I can’t believe its been so long since I’ve posted anything.  Sorry.  The  kids have been out of school since June 7th and it makes it hard to get any writing done, plus we’ve been concentrating on getting stuff accomplished around the house, and we went away for 5 days.  Anyway,  we are still getting settled in and figuring out how to decorate our HUGE living room.  Lots of little things, and big things too, have been done in the last couple of weeks like; repaired a bunch of drywall holes, mounted tv’s on the walls, landscaping, driveway pavers….but there is still a lot of little things to finish up like; install backsplash tile, finish hanging curtains/shades, hang artwork, install dining room chandelier….the list goes on and on.

Here are some things that did get done.

Pool…

I can’t believe it!  We finally have a pool!!!!  And our yard has finally been leveled and there is no more giant dirt pile.  It looks amazing, and huge, and in desperate need of grass and landscaping (which is coming really soon)!  There was a catch though.  We couldn’t use the damn thing for 3 weeks.  3 weeks!  Who knew?  The pool finally gets finished and then we had to wait to swim in it? Apparently we needed to wait for the water to balance and the plaster to set before going in or we could have damaged it.  🙁

Anyway, here are some pictures of it.

What do you think?

We waited until we got back from our trip to Boston to finally jump in, which was just this week! It was worth the wait.

Driveway…

Our old beat up driveway got a nice overhaul.  And, its much bigger now too.  It looks awesome.

Closets…

The closets and pantry are done.  What a relief that it.  I was so sick of looking at the piles of stuff all over the place. Here are some pictures of my closet.  Yes, I get my own!  It’s not huge but definitely plenty big for me.  I actually have tons of room left over that I need to fill up.  Shopping trip!!!

I finally got a nice pantry.  Our last house had a very small one.  This one is not huge either, but there is PLENTY of space for everything I need and then some.  There is a beam that runs right through this space so we did shelves on either side and then small shelves in front of it for spices, oils and stuff like that.  I am very happy with how it turned out.

I won’t bore you with any more closet photos but the rest of them are just as nice and offer us plenty of storage.

Living room…

We are having trouble figuring out how to decorate this huge space and we need to buy some new furniture for sure.  We just haven’t had much time and/or money right now.

Here are some pictures of it. Try to ignore all the clutter….boxes, picture frames, etc.  🙂

We would like to keep the sectional, for now, which faces the tv.  Our issue is what to do with the rest of the space?  I am thinking of getting a seating/conversation area to put on the other wall.  Right now we have our old very dark chocolate brown furniture over there, which just doesn’t seem to match, and will be getting painted or something soon.  We will figure it out.  What would you do with all this space?  Suggestions welcome!!!

Backsplash Tile…

My awesome and gorgeous backsplash tile finally arrived.  You may remember me talking about it in my last post.  I am hoping to actually get it installed next week.  We’re in the process of finding someone to do it now.  It’ll go on this wall.

My Kitchen Wall without a backsplash
My Kitchen Wall without a backsplash

We are close to getting the kids rooms complete.  There are just a few more things that need to be hung and organized.  Maybe next time I post I will finally have a ‘room reveal’ for you.

That is all I got for now.  I’ll try to post something real soon. Thanks for reading.

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