The project has increased the value of the home, but mostly, it was a labor of love for a young woman and her adoring fiance' who will be a great couple in this vast universe. That's a pretty grandiose statement, but I feel very confident that that two of them will do some amazing things together and many people, animals, and environments will benefit from their passions. The home is a launching pad for that love story.
So, let's begin:
A bamboo floor was selected from Home Depot- my daughter had expressed this interest in a sustainably grown flooring product, but never really thought she'd come home to one. We got a great deal on a FABULOUS product~ Shop top deals at homedepot.com It was a long road. We had 56 days, and during that time, a lot happened, including the sudden death of her fiance's grandfather. It was a tough couple of weeks as he dealt with events and emotions, but he powered through it all w/ grace and dignity.
In a previous blog, I talk about the floor, so I won't go into all of that again. I am, however, going to go into some of the details that made all the difference.
|Here, the flooring is assembled prior to loading to take to the project site.|
|Carpeting, pad, and tacking was removed and floors vacuumed|
|Furniture was covered, discarded, given away, or donated|
|The 'working space' was created OUTSIDE the home!|
|Underlayment added prior to floor installation|
The floor is the 'groundwork' of the place.....but here are some of the little details that make all of the difference!
|Removing the big flat mirrors and adding framed mirrors in all baths|
|Add hardware to existing cabinetry really made it look more special|
|New fixtures were added throughout; shower enclosure added previously|
|The closet was completely 'gutted' and reorganized|
|Martha Stewart 'cubes' were added to help separate 'like' items|
|a special 'wall words' touch added above the bed|
|A few 'outdoor-in' places to warm it all up|
|1 bath got cabinets painted black....and new bamboo-look water faucet|
|Removed 'brass' from fireplace screen with high temp black spray paint|
|Stainless appliances for a fresh new look...and the microwave was $60.00 from a scratch and dent 'back room' sale @ Home Depot....make sure you're NOT in a hurry when you do these kinds of projects---it PAYS to shop and wait for bargains!|
|A few little touches on walls and countertops for a fresh look|
|The dogs' leashes get hung up and out of the way!|
|The whole house got a fresh coat of paint--protect carpets w/ old sheets, etc.!|
|Add some soft lighting|
|New shower curtain and a shelving unit for special things|
|A few special touches here and there....|
|Front door gets fresh blinds and a good floor cleaning|
|Dining area is completely re-done w/ a refinished cabinet that was just taking up space in the garage!|
|A few new pieces added from Target!|
|Looking GOOD coming down from upstairs!|
|I think she liked it....and LOVES him!!|
Good Work....Mission Accomplished!
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And Thank you Home Depot!