The sad reality is…we’re still tiling walls almost a week later. Last week I told you it was definitely more than I had anticipated, and it’s continuing to be a never-ending step in this process. We are making headway though Micah has been working every waking moment, and I thought I’d share some pictures of the progress.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned this on the blog, but we’re renovating the guest bath while we tackle the kitchen. It’s more of a passthrough than it’s own space you go through it to get to the laundry room so I just wanted it to feel like an extension of the kitchen. We’ll probably keep the old vanity and toilet, but we got rid of the dated soffit that housed can lights and added electrical for sconces. With the pool this room sees a lot of drippy action kids in swimsuits so something I can easily wipe down is crucial.
We still have a lot of painting to do to. I say we, but it’s supposed to be me, I just haven’t gotten to it yet. Whoops. Hoping tomorrow will be my lucky, undistracted day!
Micah and his dad encased the header this last weekend. Turns out a header isn’t really a beam, it’s just two 2x10s stuck together, the things I don’t know so in order to make it look like one big piece it needed to be covered up. It will need primed and painted and will get crown around it like the cabinets to make it feel more cohesive in the space.
On the most productive front, the countertops are in! I couldn’t be more pleased with the color. I was totally set on Silestone’s Lyra, but something told me to go see the slabs and boy, am I glad I did! The Lagoon on a slab is so much more calm and natural looking. The bit of grey is lovely against the green cabinets, don’t you think?
And that sink. That big, beautiful sink. I’m so happy I went with the single basin. The faucet’s on order and I think if it’s possible to enjoy dishwashing I will enjoy it here.
We have A LOT left to do this week, but I’m hoping I can really focus and knock a lot out the next two days. Micah and his dad encased the header on Sunday so we’ve got nail holes to fill, painting to be done, tile to be grouted, the old pantry turned into cubbies and then we can start tackling the floors. Appliances and backsplash are the next items to be scheduled for installation and those deadlines definitely should help get my rear in gear. Hopefully I’ll be back next week with a peek at the floor, it’s going to really add that wow factor!