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Progress on the Hall Bath

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Our remodel continues to run very slowly. But, with sheetrock installation wrapping up over the last week, we’re finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. One of the obvious next steps in this process is to get tile installed in the hall and master bathrooms. I’ve been avoiding this like the plague, honestly. I haven’t been finding …

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The Renovation Continues

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The renovation of the master, nursery and hall bathroom continues – slowly but surely. This week, we’re seeing the rough in plumbing come together. Honestly, it’s kind of awesome. We can now see clearly where the shower fixtures will go in the master bathroom. We’re also seeing the sink plumbing coming into play for both bathrooms. Generally, things keep looking more …

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We Have New Walls

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The new walls are finally going into our bedroom and bathroom renovation! The north end of our house has taken on a whole new look and I honestly couldn’t be happier with where it’s going. We knew when we moved in that this part of the house would eventually see some big shifts. The existing master bedroom didn’t have a …

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Carpet for the Bedrooms

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Did I mention that we’re putting down carpet? Re-carpeting the floors has very much been out of the picture since Day 1. With three huge dogs and a toddler, we’ve quickly made a total mess of the original carpets in the house. We fully intended to replace them with hardwoods as part of the remodel. However, since we’re doing the …

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Hardware for the Bathrooms

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When it rains, it pours. Now that we have a little bit of momentum going into the master renovation – we’re quickly making strides toward a full sprint. We’ve previously looked at fixtures at a handful of Kansas City shops. This week, we finally ended up at the Ferguson showroom in Lenexa. Game changer. In our 90-minute appointment, we solved for …

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The Ceiling Falls

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This is that exact moment when you look around a wonder if you’re doing the right thing. Scott is back in the master today pushing our renovation plans closer and closer to completion. Of course, things have to look worse before they can look better. Last week, we decided to vault the ceiling in the master. It wasn’t part of …

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A Shed for the Shooting Range

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Shortly after the arrival of Spring on the farm, Aaron and a buddy set up a shooting range in our back pasture. On a handful of occasions, the range has been used for target practice with handguns, rifles and (for me!) recurve bows. One ambitious week, Aaron loaded our garage with cardboard and paper targets. We’ve since collected a few …

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Day 1 of Many

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Demolition has officially started, again! To be completely fair, the original demo kick off was a random spirited day where Aaron and I thought we were going to make huge progress on this renovation by ourselves. After finding out we were pregnant over the summer, that changed. A lot. We finalized the plans in November and have, since, been interviewing …

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Picking More Finishes

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The renovations continues. While we’re officially passing the one-year mark of moving into the farmhouse and starting our renovation process – the actual, tangible renovation part has yet to really start. It’s stressful at best. Especially with another little one on the way. Still – we’re doing our best to stay positive and make progress. We’ve interviewed several general contractors and …

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The Plan for Change

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As of November, we officially completed our plans for the renovation. To say that took a whole lot longer than anticipated would be an understatement. We really thought we would have had this show on the road a year ago. Now, we’re in the phase of finding our contractors. Luckily, Aaron has a bajillion connections from his work in real …