It’s definitely been quiet in this space for a while. I realized my last post was of Zambia, and in all reality we’ve hardly stopped for a break since getting back.
We’re so thankful God provided this house for us. The closing went smoothly and we started making plans for renovation that night.
The house was built in the 60s and definitely needs updating, but we decided for now that we would just focus on the kitchen and getting all the walls and ceilings painted. Mark took measurements of the kitchen right away and figured out a good layout for new cabinets and had them ordered within days. Randy and Mark spent a few nights installing cabinets while I picked out granite and we discussed flooring options.
We decided to go with a smooth concrete finish because a) we’re fans of concrete and b) it saved us around $500-600. 🙂
The home has beautiful original wood floors that are surprisingly in great shape so we are really happy we don’t have to refinish those right now. The fireplace mantle is also a beautiful dark wood, but just needed a little love. Nolan was my little helper with that. 🙂
We’ve had the house 4 weeks and have spent the majority of our evenings and weekends working so we can move in asap. Mark and Sherry have helped us A TON. Other friends have been very sweet to volunteer their time as well.
As of right now, we are waiting on granite to be installed in a few days and the concrete floors to cure before we add sealer. All the painting is done and we’ve started cleaning some of the rooms that are completed. After the granite is installed, we’ll just have to add backsplash, sink, and cabinet knobs. It’s so exciting seeing how close we are to moving in. But it has been a fun experience doing these things together.