Category Archives: room redesigns

Kitchen Makeover: DIY Kitchen Backsplash – Subway Tile

With most of the kitchen remodeling complete (painted cabinets, new countertops, new floor, etc.) one of the major remaining projects was backsplash tile installation. After looking at a ton of different options we decided to go with white subway tile. … Continue reading

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Powder Room Remodel: Painting Vanity Cabinet

The oak vanity in the downstairs powder room had the same look as the old kitchen cabinets. So I gave it an update using the same process as the kitchen cabinets, but this time with a tinted primer and black paint. … Continue reading

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Powder Room Remodel: Beadboard Walls, New Floor

The downstairs powder room got updated with some new vinyl flooring (the same from the upstairs bathroom project) The white walls were warmed up with a fresh coat of Valspar’s Churchill Hotel Wheat paint and some panels of beadboard and … Continue reading

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Powder Room Remodel: Demo

The house has a half bathroom downstairs that for the past 20 years has been decorated with a lovely ivy motif. Time for an update. On the demo list: 1. Remove wallpaper border. 2. Remove everything else. Update coming soon!

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Bathroom Renovation: New Floors

The bathroom has new floors! The cabinets also have new hardware (the same hardware used on the kitchen cabinets) There are still a few changes to come in the bathroom: framing out the mirror, replacing countertops, and installing new faucets. … Continue reading

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Bathroom Renovation: Painting Cabinets

The upstairs bathroom cabinets were pretty sad looking. After years of being in a high moisture environment the wood grain wasn’t in the best shape. To update the space without replacing the cabinets I decided to paint them just like … Continue reading

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Bathroom Renovation: Painting Walls

A few weeks ago the bathroom walls finally got painted. Since some of the drywall was new it needed a couple coats of primer rolled on before it could be painted.   The color I chose is the same as … Continue reading

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Bathroom Renovation Progress

Some progress has been made in the upstairs bathroom in the past few weeks. We now have a brand new tub with new, non-leaking plumbing! When our house was built, the tub/shower units were put in place before the walls … Continue reading

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Plans for the Upstairs Bathroom

A few months ago my dad made the unfortunate discovery that the tub in one of the upstairs bathrooms was leaking. This launched the process of remodeling the bathroom (yes, at the same time as the kitchen). I thought I … Continue reading

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Kitchen Makeover: Countertops

This week was new countertop week at my parents house! Solid countertops like granite or soapstone are really beautiful and everything but they can also be very expensive. Therefore, we opted to have our existing laminate counters covered with another … Continue reading

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