Friday, September 7, 2007

Upgrades and Remodels in House

As I mentioned in an earlier post, we decided to make the investment and take our outdated house to the next level. There are many things that we have planned in updating the house, but for now we are concentrating on two areas. The kitchen and a home office.

For the kitchen we are replacing old worn out appliances with new Stainless Steal ones, taking out old counter tops and replacing with granite, and repainting.

For our new home office, we are converting one of our bedrooms to resemble an actual "real office" rather than a "quest bedroom". We are taking out old carpet and putting in new hard wood flooring, we are repainting with office "like" colors on the walls (earthy tones), and purchasing all new real office furniture for that finished look.

I can't wait! I am so excited to finally be doing the things that we said we were going to do 3 1/2 years ago, when we moved in. Finally....

I don't have any real Before pictures but I am sure that I can find some shots with both rooms in the background that I can post. I will definitely be taking After shots to show all the hard work and results.

Oh you said Lisa, IKEA Baby! We are purchasing all our new office furniture from IKEA! It is awesome!

Let the Fall Fun begin

It may still be HOT outside...but fall is finally here and with fall comes all the new programs, sports and practices.

After many wonderful quiet weekends, these past few weeks, we have finally come to our first weekend, of many to come, where we will be "running" in every different direction. It all starts tonight. Here it is:

  • Friday...My first soccer game, Tyler's first hockey practice
  • Saturday...Kyle's first soccer game, Meet and great Captain Shane Doan (of the NHL Coyotes, can't miss that) at the ice rink, hair cuts for kids (that never got done before school started) , school fundraiser at Dippin' Dots and home to continue our work on the ongoing remodel of the house.
  • Sunday...Church, another hockey practice for Tyler, dress rehearsal for Tyler's song and dance team (called KidStuf) at church, KidStuf performance for Tyler at church, back home to continue working on the remodel.

Whew...I think that is all...As you can see, what a crazy weekend this is going to be. And it is the first of many to come.