Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Here's the deal. We are about to raise the roof..literally. We bought a home. We are currently renovating. The above kitchen is now a white box. The old floors have been torn out. I think we are going with one of the wood floors pictured in the top photo. I also have decided against marble in the kitchen. Don't worry I have found quite a few options that will give me a similar look and of course will be sharing with all of you dear readers. In the meantime I'm a little bit scared coupled with excitement.
I read over here that making it through a renovation is sort of like trying to catch a fly with chopsticks. If you can make it through that then you can make it through anything. I too now believe it to be a stressful thing. In fact selling all of our stuff and buying a home not on prime land on Maui has never sounded so good. Did I tell you about the time one of our servers over on Maui told us he had just purchased a 1800 square foot new build home 20 minutes away from Paia..for $280,000..it is true..and I've pondered that thought on more than one occasion. I also ponder about the fact that all earthly possessions do not mean that much in the end but that it is also important to have ones surroundings feel good. Anyway I guess my objective is to remain calm while doing this on a budget. I just hope that I can pick out things and achieve a certain look that I will still like in a decade without spending much more than a couple shiny nickels;-).
Alright, pls. confess if you have done a renovation..did you survive? Any tips?
Posted by Full House at 8:37 AM