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: Our Bedroom, Day 18

Posted 19 January 2019 at 2:17 PM | Comments (0)

Trim work extends to our gorgeous-green bedroom. If you need to be reminded, it’s Sherwin-Williams’ Retreat.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Bedroom, Renovation Day 18

The Lake House Renovation: Kids’ Bedroom, Day 18

Posted 18 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