Once upon a time we had a waterfall spout from our kitchen ceiling.
Try after try we could not find the leaky culprit so in a five minute decision we took hammers to the bathroom that sits above the kitchen and gutted the whole thing down to studs and subflooring.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Or history in the making since we're not actually done with the whole domino effect yet.
From the bathroom redid the kitchen ceiling which used to have a drop down ceiling and florecent lights.
Then we turned a walk in closet next to the bathroom into a second laundry.
We were already re-doing the plumbing, we might as well, right?
While we're on the subject of tearing up our house, let's work on the main floor. It needs a facelift.
And though we are far from done with the changes that will be made to our house, I present to you, our house and what we've done so far.
Ignore the fact that we haven't actually decorated yet.
This is just showing fundamental changes.
We'll get to the frilly fun stuff soon.
I apologize in advance that a lot of these pictures where taken with my phone and I'm no professional photog so they're not edited or anything for better quality.
We'd already started pulling up carpet, I'm just glad I had the presence of mind to take some before pictures before we really tore into it.
During pictures can be found here here here.
Ignore the fact that we don't have mirrors above the sink yet.
The Man made the room bigger and rearranged the layout.
We now have a private toilet room so the mirrors and sinks can be used while someone needs a little privacy. Kind of a big deal when you have half a dozen kids.
Quite the difference, huh.
The office before:
We'd already moved the furniture to begin but I'm still glad I got these pictures because the difference blows my mind.
Office during here here
Office so far (since we haven't decorated):
TV Room before:
This room always felt so dark, even with the blinds open and the lights on.
Once again I took pictures after furniture had been moved and we were getting ready to tear into it.
TV Room so far:
(Like the beach towel that we're using as a rug in front of the door to catch wet feet?)
Dining Room before:
Before paint and new floor:
After paint but still before new floor:
Dining Room so far:
It's still a work in progress.
And we still have plans to end our love affair with those pink counter tops.
But for now it's time to pause the tearing into the nitty gritty of the house and start decorating and finishing the rooms we've done.
I'm so in love with this house.