Since our last post so much has happened and I am so excited to share! It has been an incredible journey. We are so blessed to have the opportunity to basically rebuild and design our own little abode.
Our design and renovation story dates back several months. Before we even bought the house we had tossed around the idea of what our own home build could look like. Before we could get there, there were some important things that needed to be checked off on our want list…tall ceilings, lots of natural light, functional layout, usable space, a large lot, on a cul-de-sac with a lot of trees. We waited and we found exactly what we were looking for but it needed a lot of love. We were up for the challenge because rarely does an old house with this much potential come up for sale.
Week five and six brought a lot of the design elements that I put down on paper to life! We saw the new indoor doors get installed and all the casings. Along with the doors was the replacement of several windows. For our inside doors, we chose to go with the MADISON Style, essentially one large shaker style. Again trying to keep things very simple. All doors were standards except for the bedroom doors. We chose solid core doors for all the bedroom doors to add an extra layer of soundproofing. As for our baseboards and casings, we went with a simple flat look, 3-inch casing and 5-inch baseboards.
The kitchen got installed this week! I think this was the most exciting part of this whole process. The kitchen is such an important part of our culture. Our families are both Italians. Food is at the core of everything we do. We live to eat and eat to live. A kitchen is a vibrant place and the center of the home in Italian families. I wanted to carry that on in our home but I wanted it to be a space that was simple, clean yet still warm and inviting.
We decided to work with a local kitchen company that my husband had worked with on his previous renovations, True Kitchens. Ron and Tim (owners) did an amazing job! They put up with me first of all and after several design sessions, phone calls, text messages, and meetings, we narrowed it down to exactly what Ben and I wanted. As it came together this week in real life…I was so stunned that it literally brought me to tears. It’s exactly how I imagined it would be. My favorite part is our 11 foot, 11.5 when countertop goes in, island. I am so in love. I know I post in black and white. I promise to share color pictures on the full reveal but for those of you wondering our Kitchen is Oxford White, Benjamin Moore.
As the kitchen came together this week in real life, I was so stunned that it literally brought me to tears. It’s exactly how I imagined it would be. My favorite part is our 11 foot, 11.5 when countertop goes in, island. I am so in love. I know I post in black and white. I promise to share color pictures on the full reveal but for those of you wondering our kitchen colour is Oxford White, Benjamin Moore.
We also primed the entire house this week. Next, on the list is getting some more custom built-in cabinets completed. Painters get in this week as well to start spraying all doors, casings and get the first two coats of paint on. The tile guys get in later this week as well. I am looking forward to seeing the tile go down or up….. If you follow my Instagram you would know how excited I am about some of the printed cement tiles we chose for some special places in our home. In addition to that, we are also doing some cool tile in the bathrooms, the entrance, and backsplashes. I will share more of those details next week!
They said it couldn’t be done in 2 months. so far so good!
till the next post,