Since we've basically already done this renovation once before on the guest/hall bath, the demo on the master went far more smoothly. We basically gutted the entire thing. Vanity/sink, mirror cabinet, wall cabinet, toilet, and tub all ripped out and taken away - for free! Instead of waiting for the next bulk trash pickup day … Continue reading Demo in the master bath
Its finally time. Time to bring the master bath into the present. We haven't touched this bathroom since we moved in, so here's what we're working with: Generally we're keeping it pretty similar to the look of the guest bathroom reno we did, plus a few nicer touches. We'll be installing a shower niche, using … Continue reading Master bath reno – the before
After moving in together, Zach and I decided we were definitely going to need more book storage for our combined collection. We couldn't really find anything at our price point that was exactly what we wanted, so I decided to use some leftover/new wood to make some! We wanted the bookcases to be able to … Continue reading Office Bookcases
Now that we're back in TX with no crazy plans on the horizon we've jumped back into home reno projects. So - we went ahead and finished off "building" the garden - now just for plants! So as far as improvements go... - We built boxes - Unexpectedly had to get a new A/C unit... … Continue reading Garden Alley – update!
Our backyard is situated in such a way that the entire yard gets a fair amount of shade, other than by the AC unit. So over in AC alley we've decided to completely get rid of the grass and make it a graveled garden with raised beds! I knew I wanted to use cedar if … Continue reading Garden Alley
Our hall/guest bathroom. Like most things in this house, they were livable... but not ideal. We did a ton in this bathroom, so I'll just skip to the exciting part. AWWWWW yes! So excited with how this turned out!
Loving how the tub surround is turning out! We still have to grout and lay the floor tile so major tiling B&A is on the way.
The bathrooms in this house are probably the biggest projects we're taking on. They're livable, but clearly pretty dated.. and generally just not the best. Here's what we're working with for the guest bathroom: Not awful, but not great either. Our rough remodel plan is: -Install vent fan -Demo/clear room -Get plumbing work done (heighten … Continue reading DEMO DAY(s)! for the bathroom
As I'm sure I've mentioned, one of the major reasons we settled on the house we're in is because of the potential we saw in the back patio/yard. Last year we tackled clearing the yard and planting seed (it sounds so simple in retrospect), so now we get to move onto the fun stuff! Some … Continue reading Project Backyard – Patio
After moving in I decided I wanted a little makeup vanity for our bedroom, and couldn't quite find anything that was going to be the right size. So I decided to try my hand at building one. I found this plan online, and modified it roughly using this plan to the specs I wanted (2 … Continue reading Furniture building experiment