After months of our backyard being in “demo mode” as our pool was being built, it was hard to imagine how amazingly bright and bold it would soon become. Months of brown dirt and grey concrete became our new norm, but soon enough our world would transform from black and white to color. I just posted about our pool progress in this post here, so make sure to check it out to get up to speed!
I feel like I could write a book on everything I’ve learned during our never-ending renovation. Of the many subject matters I’m quickly becoming an expert in (or at least FEEL like I’m becoming an expert in) flooring has become one of them. With my real-life experience (which you simply can’t beat) and some additional tips from a Shaw Flooring expert (Natalie Cady, Shaw’s Hardwood Category Manager) I wanted to give you guys some pointers on what I’ve learned during this process.
I never thought I would really own a home with a front porch. Or at least one that you could put more than two small chairs on. One that spanned the entire width of the house with steps that led up to it. Although to some, a front porch might not seem like much, to me, it was everything.
Ugh. Why does Target always have to torture me? I get the emails. I see the ads on facebook. I follow them on Instagram. Whyyyyy do I do this to myself?
If you’ve read my blog over the years, you know how much I’m obsessed with front porches. It was literally my MAIN requirement when Chad and I were house hunting last year. Well, dreams do come true because I finally have my very own front porch. And I have to say, it’s everything I imagined it would be and more.
Lately I’ve been all about the live-edge trend. It’s been seen for the past few years and just isn’t going away any time soon. In fact, I think it’s getting even more popular as the years go by.
Just when we thought we were so close to being done, there still seems to be a billion things on our to-do list. Sure, we’ve got the big things out of the way like the demo, cabinetry, hardwoods, and paint, but it’s all those little things that seem to add up.