Thursday, March 24, 2011

Function, Practicality, and Common Sense

We are still in the progression of our home renovation with only about 40 percent of the interior complete. A definate "work in progress". When working on a particular room in our fixer upper, these three questions go through my mind when evaluating our space~
  • Does this space FUNCTION the way my family needs it to? (storage has been an issue)
  • Are the changes we're making to this space PRACTICAL to the construction and era of the house? (since it's a 1930's home we don't want overly "contemporary" features.
  • Are we exercising a level of COMMON SENSE when updating the space not to "over improve"?

Over the past 4 months we've been working simultaneously on updating the living room and two hallways. The light at the end of the tunnel for these spaces is getting brighter to actually seeing completion!!! I hope to have some "AFTER" pictures posted very soon. I know, I know, I say that all the time. For now, here's some more "IN PROGRESS" pictures.

Kirk working on crown moulding in one of the hallways-
it's harder than it looks!

Our living room carpet in the process of being taken out. When you live in the space you're renovating it's a bit harder to get jobs done; many obstacles!

O.K.~ since we've never laid laminate floor before, "how do we do this"?
Kirk reads the instructions.

...we're on a roll, now! (I'm actually enjoying this)

The kids think it's a new play area to slip and slide on. Fun, Fun, Fun!


Laura said...

Oh it looks really good. I love it, I love that it´s a darker wooden floor. It´s hard when in the middle of all the work, but it sure is worth it all when it´s completed. Looking forward to seeing the finished pictures!!

Right now our living room is piled with loads of things from leah´s room....tomorrow we will hopefully get things finished:-)

Color me blingy! said...

Sherwin-Williams is having a 40% off paint sale April 8-10!!!
Just in case you needed to know that! :) House is coming along great if you ask me! Nice job!

Color me blingy! said...

Forgot to mention: we are remodeling our daughter's room. Put in two new windows, replacing all of the sheetrock and putting in laminate floors. Will be our guest room when she moves out. (She is turing 18 in June). Hint-hint, maybe you need a coastal vacation and we might have it done by then). LOL!

covnitkepr1 said...

Just checking back to read any postings you may have written.

I’ve been following and enjoying your blog for a while now and would like to invite you to visit and perhaps follow me back. Sorry I took so long for the invitation.

Toyin O. said...

It is looking good, looks like you are having a lot of fun, while you are doing that. Hope it comes out great.