House update

3 Apr

noroof Hi there! So, the back of my house looks like this. I know, right? Kind of ghetto.

Much better.

Much better.

Let’s just look at it from the front and pretend that roof thing isn’t happening, okay? Actually, it is a good thing the roof is gone because it means that I will eventually have a new upstairs bathroom that has a ceiling higher than 5 feet. Since we bought the house, we have learned some interesting things about it.

New House Report:

1. It is the oldest house in the neighborhood and was actually built in 1934. Oldest house! Winning!
2. The house next door is rented out to college students, but it is owned by a lady who is 92 years old and who currently resides in assisted living. Apparently the old lady’s husband built the kitchen cabinets in my house, and the daughter of the family was very concerned that I would be ripping them out. Good news for her, I am totally keeping them. Also, this means that at one time, my kitchen didn’t even have kitchen cabinets. That is how old my house is! (Older than everyone else’s in the neighborhood, did I mention that?)
3. The original linoleum under the ugly kitchen tile was even uglier and I am not sad that we are moving on from that particular flooring choice.
4. The downstairs bathroom actually looks better like this. Don’t put a wooden-framed window in a bathroom with no ventilation, people. The result is Unfortunate.
5. I want my new kitchen floor to look something like this. hextileborder If you think hexagonal tile is just for bathrooms, I don’t think we can be friends. Also, if you think that the only color of grout that can be used with hexagonal tile is white, we can’t be friends. I have high standards. I also really enjoy hex tile.

6. I will not pay $75 for a jadite towel bar.  But I will be sorely tempted.

So, that is what is up with my house renovation so far…I’m back to the estate sales tomorrow! (Yes, in the 40-degree rain, apparently.) xoxo, LaurenT


3 Responses to “House update”

  1. Lisa April 3, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    Yea, those wood windows above the bathtub are always an issue.

    Have fun with your renovations. I’m sure you are excited.

  2. Lisa April 4, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    Yay for onwards and upwards with your renovation! Also: #oldesthouseWIN. I am seriously loving the hex tile in the kitchen idea…it’s gonna look so cool!

  3. rae April 5, 2013 at 2:43 am #

    our bathroom has a wooden window and no ventilation. we haven’t pulled it out yet to see the damage but i am scared!

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