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Tile Install and Other Updates

Dear Diary,
When it comes to projects, it's imperative to prepare and budget for the unexpected.

You just never know what you'll discover when you rip out flooring that is 25 years old.

THE BEFORE


TILE INSTALL

I hated the square, Miami Vice-looking tile in our kitchen. We discovered that, when the home was built, concrete was poured as a base. It was an insanely labor-intensive process to remove, during which I reassured everyone that I loved the new tile I had picked out!


The pattern in this tile reminded me of the waves on nearby Lake Marion. There is a mix of blues, grays and browns that flows with our hardwoods and the direction I wish to see the design go.


Someday we'll update the appliances ...

NEW DOOR

We also discovered a rotten subfloor because the door that leads out to our deck was improperly sealed. A new door was purchased and repairs were made. It was an added expense of approximately $2,500 but it had to be done.


We ordered a lot of take-out during this time. I like that the windows and the new door are cohesive in size and shape. Natural light floods this part of the house. I could go on and list all of the other things I long to update, but like the appliances, it'll come in due time.

UPDATED LIGHT FIXTURE

Lastly, I want you to look at the spaceship-looking light over cooking area of the kitchen. I hated that damn thing, and when it was turned on it made this humming sound as though it were summoning the mother ship.


We sent it packing, and refreshed the space with this.


It ties in with the updated drawer and cabinet pulls.

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