house remodel

More Remodeling Pictures

Michael found some photos from when he bought the house! I wanted to share the real BEFORE photos:

Seriously! I never saw this because he painted the bathroom with primer before I ever met him. 😉 So when we started dating, it was a primer-white room with the horrible teal and white sink. LOL Seriously, everything was teal.

 

We remodeled the main bathroom and hired someone to do both bathroom tile floors (see this post)

 

 

Since taking these photos, I’ve replaced the rugs with matching light gray rugs I got at Target. I don’t love the rugs but they match and look better in the bathroom, especially with the color of the walls. 

 

 

And here are some before pictures of the kitchen:

 

 

As you can see, the original kitchen had carpet, wallpaper and ugly 70’s cabinets.  You can see some pictures in this post about our remodeling. (And finally having countertops!!)

 

When Michael and I first started dating, I helped him demolish that kitchen. It was FUN. We destroyed everything–removed all the cabinets and the floor and put in new sub-flooring and eventually tile floors. 

 

 

We used a product that didn’t work very well for the tile backsplash so we ended up redoing it and honestly, once the green tile was up it make the space look really small. So Michael redid it and used white subway tile. It looks SO much better and makes the space look huge, clean and nice.

So there you have it! 🙂

We spent all weekend working on house projects. I painted doors and trim inside. Michael and some friends worked in the front yard to make it “curb appeal” ready for photos. This coming week is more painting! Oy!

No More Ugly Bathrooms!

We are slowly making progress on the house remodel. I absolutely hate the bathrooms! They are so old and dated. A few years ago I painted the main bathroom (gray) and we replaced the sink in there. I really like what we picked. It’s kind of a dark greyish brown with a white countertop.

We decided to bite the bullet and hire someone to do the flooring in both bathrooms. The guy that did our deck did a great job and he does interiors so I reached out to see if he could do it. I knew that the bathroom floors would be hard to redo ourselves (and not just because of Michael’s recent back issues) so it made sense to hire a professional. I knew that the subflooring needed to be replaced and I wanted the tile to look nice and be level so it was just a smart thing to hire it out.

I REALLY wish we had photos of the original bathroom but Michael lost the photos he had on a computer that crashed. Basically, the hall bathroom had teal everything–the walls, the ceiling, the toilet fuzzy cover. I think the vanity was white with flowers on it and there was some yellow in there, too. The vanity was small and dated and I think the countertop was yellow? It’s hard to remember. Basically, it was hideous!

The downside is that we wouldn’t have a bathroom at all for about two days. Bella went to her boyfriend’s house for the night: 🙂

And we booked a small cottage in North Portland on AirBnB for the night.

The cottage was super cute. Small but good enough for us for one night. Plus there was a hot tub! After Logan went to sleep, we had a glass of wine and hung out in the hot tub outside, surrounded by a bamboo fence. It was super cute.

I was SO excited to go home and see the new bathrooms.

BEFORE:

GOD I HATE THAT LINOLEUM!

You can see the subflooring under the new sink vanity in this photo:

The old vanity was small and short in a weird way, so it was nice to replace it. Plus we got something that was a little bit bigger and held more stuff. We got two new vent registers and went with white for both since we chose white tiles for the bathroom remodel.

DURING:

AFTER:

I LOVE IT!!!!!! The floors look so amazing! I didn’t get fantastic photos because the light wasn’t great, but trust me, it looks great in person. The tile is white with gray accents. The backsplash matches the gray in the tiles. The sink is attached the wall (finally).

The room looks bigger, too. We need to put in new toilets and then finish the baseboard trim and paint all the doors in the house, and the bathrooms are DONE!

Michael’s Bathroom

The master bath is really small. It’s basically just the shower and toilet in the bathroom area. There is a sink in the bedroom by the walk-in closet. But since this house is from the 70’s it’s all really old, small and just not cohesive for two people to use. So this is basically Michael’s bathroom and I use the other one.

BEFORE:

During (You can see the yellow that the walls used to be in the below photo!):

AFTER:

Michael’s bathroom has white tile with black accents. This was what I was originally going to use for my bathroom, but I think it looks better in the small bathroom instead. And it is similar but not the same as mine, so it is a nice difference and ties everything together.

We need to paint Michael’s bathroom (I think white is best), install a new toilet, and put in the baseboards and then that room is done! It looks so nice! We are super happy with how everything turned out!