Saturday, January 16, 2010

Construction Zone!

We are getting a new kitchen floor this weekend. YIPEE! I am so happy to see the builder's "lovely" vinyl flooring disappear. We have wanted to replace the flooring in our house since the day we moved in 3 years ago. But since we knew from the beginning that we would just be living here for a few years we weren't quite sure if we wanted to make the investment. After listing our house on the market last year and (obviously) having no luck we've come to the realization that we might be staying here a little longer than anticipated and decided to go for it. Thankfully I have an amazing husband who is a do-it-yourselfer and is saving us lots of money!

It looks a little scary right now, but I know the end result will be beautiful. Remember when he tiled our master bathroom and guest bathroom? We loved that tile so much that we are using it again! We were hoping to have the breakfast room, kitchen and laundry completed by the end of the weekend. But due to some issues with the floor not being level and needing to fix that first it's looking as though the laundry room might not get done till Rob's next weekend off (2 weeks). After that Rob is going to try his hand at installing hardwoods in our family room, office, entry and 2 small hallways. Meanwhile I've been trying to keep Brady smiling while having an unusable kitchen and a dining room table and china cabinet taking up half of our living room!


Stephanie said...

how exciting! they will be gorgeous... and it will be SO funny how much you will catch yourself staring at them and noticing how much "happier" you are with just some new floors =) haha

thank goodness your hubby can do them - that's a big save!

mom said...

GO ROB !!! It will look great. Can't wait to come and see it.

Budget Wise Home said...

Oh I'm jealous of the tile. We have the same builders vinyl flooring and I hate it. That's awesome that your husband has the skills to tackle that. So exciting!