If you follow along on Instagram, you've seen some daily updates of the renovation. But, it's about time that I add some to the blog! We are finally done with the demolition phase and are getting to the fun part - paint, carpet, tile.....saying goodbye to the pink and orange circus. See below for some before and "durings" of our project! Just another few weeks and it should be entirely finished! I’ve yet to go through the condo with my camera, so here are some crappy iPhone shots in terrible lighting. #aintnobodygottimeforthat (not while renovating anyway!)
Since we moved in a few weeks ago, the master bedroom has been our little oasis. It's the only part of the house that is nearly finished. The walls have been painted and new carpet installed. We even added a few new pieces of furniture!
The living room is still missing hardwood floors. In the meantime, it's covered in an inch of dust. You have no idea how many pairs of socks I have had to throw away. We have knocked down that little half wall to make the space look larger. In doing so, we managed to cut a pipe that regulated our hot water boiler heat. The condo was stuck on FULL HEAT for the first four weeks of renovating. Have you ever ripped down wallpaper in a small 90 degree bathroom?
The kitchen has come a LONG WAY. The wall has been demolished, the bulk head has been knocked down, and the tile floors have been removed. We will be tiling above the cabinets all the way to the ceiling and adding a long minimal shelf to showcase dishes. In two weeks, the calacutta quartz will be installed, along with appliances.
Ahh the guest bathroom. Leopard wallpaper and pink stripes. So glad to see this room taking shape! We have knocked out the bulkhead above the shower and the framing around the perimeter to make the shower larger. I tiled the bathroom walls with a straight herringbone subway, and main floor with a marble hex. Dehaan Tile and Floor Covering installed the shower, as I wanted to make sure it was done correctly. Waterproofing can be tricky, and I didn’t want to tackle it myself! You can see the custom built shelving to the left of the shower, which will be painted white. I love the dark moody trend that’s making its way, so I painted the bathroom walls black (Benjamin Moore Onyx). We will be replacing the vanity with a pedestal sink to create some space in this small room.
The master bathroom has been barely touched as we need one usable bathroom while we live here. The wallpaper is gone (finally!) and the vanity removed. Truth, it’s a hot mess. When we removed the vanity, we found a lovely mess of wet hair, dirt, and an old pad. Nice. The next morning, the pipes flooded our brand new carpet next to the bathroom. It was the Mondayest of Mondays.
Once we get the guest bathroom done, we will tackle this room. I'll be painting the wall tile bright white to modernize the space and get rid of the “bone” tones. We decided to keep the tile and opt for paint to save some $. (We will retile the walls a year or so.) The old vanity will be replaced with a new white cabinet and marble top. Next, we will accent with matte black and gold. Lastly, we are installing a 12x24 gray concrete LVT over the top of the existing floors (more on the magic of LVT later!).
Follow along on Instagram for daily "vlog" updates of our remodel! Only a few more weeks! Thanks for following along!