Last year I decided it was time to update my house. I was in a new season and just needed a change. Design has always been one of my favorite hobbies so my biggest challenge is always contentment. The key is to stop looking after you find what you love because there will always be something new just around the corner.
I actually had a design company years ago and the hunt to find the perfect elements was always amazing. I knew going in that hardest part of this job would be convincing my husband it was necessary and that I could stay within the budget. (I was worried about the second part myself.)
I used a vision board that went in phases. I not only had new furnishings I was considering but flooring and paint which have to be done in order or it can be costly on the back end. We moved in our house almost twenty years ago and I knew the floors would be my biggest issue so that’s where I started. The question was, do we replace all the wood or just stain it. There were pros and cons to both but in the end I choose to stain it and keep my cost down. If you choose to go this route be sure to check with the service company to make sure they will do every area – even underneath desk, cabinets etc. My stove is actually raised and they didn’t want to extend the stain to the wall which was an issue. We resolved it but I was amazed that they didn’t think that was necessary.
The original floors had a really thick poly sheen that was a beast to sand, but in the end they came out great. Let’s see how long they last with babies under tow:)
Stay tuned for part 2 of the new view……