The first thing we did to the home was the front door handle on move in day. It had to be changed. We almost never even viewed the home as our realtor couldn't open the front door. What would our lives be like and where would we be living if we hadn't insisted on getting into this home?
|Move in day 2011|
|As O would say "Working like a man"|
When we moved into the house we noticed that every door knob was different. All brass of course. They were all keyed locks. I am serious, bedrooms and bathrooms alike you need a key to enter and of course we didn't have keys for any of them. So first trip to Lowes we got 10 new knobs and installed them. So now we don't have to worry about getting locked out of our own bedroom but we have to worry about the hideous hinges.
|Left closet, right laundry room.|
|You will notice the mis-matched knob and hinge|
Plans are to get matching hinges. But just imagine how many that will be!? Yikes.
Here is a before picture of the brass that is taking over my home currently.
|Up close and personal with hinges.|
|Right-Linen closet left guest bath.|
|For the drawers|
|For the cabinets|
|Dark picture of the kitchen|
|Other side of kitchen|
|I like the open cabinet/ shelving but hubby disagrees|
|For awhile I liked the idea of bead board back splash|
For counter tops we figured that removing the tile that was improperly installed by the last owner would only be a loss of about 50 dollars. I'll take it for something nicer and done well. YHL installed beautiful Corian, we are thinking of going for something darker.
I have an ugly white sink that holds stains like no otherLike this one from plumberssurplus.com. And of course a new faucet. This particular one has caught my eye. Those buttons underneath the nozzle? High and low flow. Perfectly good for the environment.