Today on Throwback Thursday, we bring you our homemade sliding barn door, one of my favorite features of our house! Every inch counts in a smaller house, which is why we wanted to avoid traditional hinged interior doors as much as possible. Cue the sliding barn door. With it's minimal clearance requirements and versatile design options, it was perfect for our downstairs bathroom. Of course, being the mindfully selective people we are, the hardest part was finding a door we
For today's Flashback Friday, we will be showing you the first step in our process of installing new hardwood floors downstairs. This was one of the biggest and most emotional renovation decisions we've had to make. Although we had the flooring purchased for a while, the decision to cover the original floors with new hardwood didn't feel real until we actually started covering the original floors. I'll admit, it was a little sad to say goodbye to the antique fir and maple.
Welcome to another edition of Throwback Thursday! It is wild looking back at these photos and remembering what our house once looked like. Like many of our projects, this was a small change with big impact. Apart from our exterior doors, the entryway from the front door to the living room was the last remaining door frame in the house. The large format trim closed off the entry making it feel really small and cramped. Erik removed the trim, added corner bead, and finished
With the continued help of Eric, we were able to get the first floor drywall installed and mudded in just a couple days. So excited for painting to start! #renovation #drywall #walls #livingroom #bathroom #office
We opened up the entry between the studio and living room. We also removed the closet and ceiling to expose the supports. Our plan is to install smaller French doors, install drywall around the headers and cover the headers with wood veneer. #renovation #demolition #exposedbeams #studio #office #livingroom #openconcept
Today was a major step! We took out the wall between the kitchen and living room to create a more open feel. What a difference this has made! We had a header installed and will have to reroute some electrical. We have to have electric work done anyway because we found old knob and tube (spliced - yikes!) under the ceiling when it was taken out. It is already looking like a completely different house. Big difference! To be honest, the entire space feels a little smaller,
It's important to look for the small joys and pleasures in a renovation project this size, especially when you are living in it all. We took a break from the work tonight, so Erik brought out his cello. Come to find out, an empty room makes for a beautiful concert hall. #renovation #livingroom #music