Hello Friends! So sorry for my absence, we have been hard at work here at the Young abode, and I want to show you some of the progress that has been made since my last post. If you missed my first Home Building post, you can read it here.
These stairs are a piece of art. I have a soft spot for Industrial Design and these baby’s fit the bill. I have tons of pics of the installation process, but more on that later. Let’s just sit and admire them for a moment.
One bad thing about new construction is that you miss out on some of the amazing character that an older home has. With that in mind, we added the same flooring we used in the great room and attached it on top of each tread. I love the mix of wood and metal, and it adds some character to our home.
OK, so I know some of you are like “What is up with the pink couch at the bottom of the steps?” I recently picked this up at my local Salvation Army Store for $40.00!! I am hoping it will fit on the loft, but it needs a makeover first. Moving on…
This is my kitchen!!!! We purchased all of our appliances during a big Home Depo sale, and I CANNOT WAIT to use my dishwasher!! Anyway, we are planning on pouring concrete counter tops and I promise an awesome tutorial once it is complete.
We purchased out of the box oak cabinets from Lowes. I will admit to being a bit skeptical of using these because any article you read about kitchen design, it tells you to “buy the best you can afford.” Well, this is the best we can afford AND I plan to work some magic on them so they will look like a million bucks!! I will take tons of pics so you can see you don’t have to spend a lot to have a beautiful kitchen.
Now to the upstairs! We didn’t have enough white ash to cover the upstairs area. So we chose to do plywood instead. You’re like “What?!” If you do a quick search on Pinterest this had been done a million times a million different ways, so we figured we would give it a shot too.
It has been a breeze to lay down and the kids even installed the flooring in their own rooms, with a little help from Dad. I haven’t decided if I am going to post pics of the kids yet so you will just have to trust me on this one. Easy Peesy!
I am currently working on the color to apply to the floors and here are some of my test pieces. These floors go from the loft into the playroom and down the hall into the kids bedrooms, so the color has to go with everything, I am hoping for a driftwood gray kinda thing. I will be sure to let you know how it goes.
Here is a shot from above. Our dinning room will be on one side and living room on the other. My Hubby asked why I was showing the world how messy everything was. I told him that I wanted to show what it was like living in a construction zone. This is real life people!
That is about all I can share today, nothing like a good cliffhanger right? What kind of blogger would I be if I gave you all the info at once? I have a tour planned to show how a family of six lives the majority of their lives in two bedrooms, a two car garage, and 1 & 1/2 baths…..to be continued!!