We bought our home last year, February. It was quite the process finding the perfect home for us. My husband and I had a fairly extensive list of what was a must have and what we absolutely didn’t want. It’s fairly safe to say we toured close to 100 homes before I found the house we now call home.
My husband’s list looked something like this:
- 3 car garage
- large LANDSCAPED backyard (emphasis on it being done already)
- Location, location, location. Close to work yet close to where his buddies live/hang out.
My list on the other hand looked something like this:
- Open floor plan
- Updated kitchen
- 4+ bedrooms
- Laundry room separate from entrance from garage
- Good neighborhood
- Walk in closet in Master
Neither one of us willing to budge on our must haves. As you might guess, our realtor probably hated us. 99 homes and 1 rejected offer later I found our home. Same neighborhood as the rejected offer home, same exact floor plan too. The bad? It needed A LOT of renovating. As in gut the kitchen, gut the bathrooms, redo the floors and repaint the entire house. Oh man. What did we get ourselves into? Well, 1 year later and we finally finished the kitchen!!! The backsplash was all that was left to do, but boy did I have a hard time deciding. I’ve come to the conclusion that being an Interior Designer makes it much much worse to make the decisions when it comes to my own home. 20 different choices later, I had made my final decision (I think Jason made me hurry and order so I wouldn’t change my mind again, truthfully).
Here are some pictures for you!
HID. E. OUS. To put it mildly. At first glance one might say, it isn’t so bad, Christin! But if you were to stand in said kitchen and really take a look you’d agree. The previous owners tried to refinish the cabinets, with copious amounts of stain and clear coat. The white 2 x 2 tiled counters are just awful. AWFUL. And don’t even take a peek into the cabinets. YIKES! So out with the old and in with the new!
PLEASE PARDON THE DUST 🙂
These were taken on granite installation day. The countertops are by far my most favorite thing about the kitchen. Arabian Nights granite. Love.
Our long overdue backsplash is installed! I found this Carrera marble basket weave backsplash and fell in love. The installer was cursing the day I was born I’m positive. But so so so worth it!