The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 35

Posted 25 January 2019 at 10:22 PM | Comments (0)

The plumbers came today and finished the last of the kitchen hookups. An air gap, air switch, and insta-hot next to our kitchen faucet, and then an enormous hot water tank next to our laundry area.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 35

I haven’t shown you this view of our kitchen in a while (and boy, has it changed since):

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 35

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 32

Posted 22 January 2019 at 7:17 PM | Comments (0)

Well, well, well. We haven’t touched the exterior in a while!

The sconces just outside our bedroom are now in, and they’re one of my favorite updates to the house so far.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 32

You can find the Cosmic Wall Sconce at InMod.

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 34

Posted 21 January 2019 at 8:18 PM | Comments (0)

The last of the kitchen appliances have arrived. Hullo, microwave hood! Hullo, dishwasher!

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 34
1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 34

The Lake House Renovation: Kids’ Bedroom, Day 18

Posted 17 January 2019 at 10:33 PM | Comments (0)

I am still sooo disappointed by the thick frame around the window, but we have to make progress. More trim today.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kids' Bedroom, Renovation Day 18

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 12

Posted 17 January 2019 at 10:29 PM | Comments (0)

Trim continues to the dining room today.

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 12

The Lake House Renovation: Kids’ Bedroom, Day 17

Posted 16 January 2019 at 8:28 PM | Comments (0)

The thick window frame works better here than it does in the kitchen, but I am still bummed about it.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kids' Bedroom, Renovation Day 17

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 33

Posted 16 January 2019 at 8:24 PM | Comments (0)

It’s a bit painful for me to look at this window, even though it looks fine to you, I’m sure. I know that eventually I’ll get used to it. But right now, all I see is something that was contrary to my vision.

I wanted everything to be framed in 3/4″ trim, but it was not conveyed to our drywaller, so the windows weren’t prepared for it. After some serious thought, I decided to forgo my idea for what would be easier and less expensive to fix. It was a hard decision. I’m bummed.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 33

The Lake House Renovation: Kids’ Bedroom, Day 16

Posted 15 January 2019 at 8:00 PM | Comments (0)

Closet trim in! I would have preferred slimmer trim, but it looks alright.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kids' Bedroom, Renovation Day 16

The Lake House Renovation: Our Bedroom, Day 17

Posted 15 January 2019 at 7:56 PM | Comments (0)

Half of the room has trim. It wasn’t what I was going for initially—I wanted slim trim or none at all—but we aren’t financially prepared to keep backtracking, so I decided to live with it.

I have learned my lesson, though. Don’t ever assume your contractor conveyed all of your wishes accurately. Step in and clarify. Every. Time.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Bedroom, Renovation Day 17

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 32

Posted 15 January 2019 at 7:50 PM | Comments (0)

We have countertops! They are a pale-gray quartz with slight marbling, called Weybourne from Cambria. They look almost white, which is what I was going for—because when I looked at an actual white sample in the space, it turned cream. Surprisingly, the light gray worked much better here.

Always, always look at your color samples in the right light. That goes for everything.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 32