Our contractor finished his portion of this bathroom renovation nearly a year ago—with it being one of the first major projects in our home renovation. Our portion—which included texturing the walls, painting, and adding decorative details—didn’t happen until a few weeks ago. Let’s just say that having another baby is motivating us to tackle our list of not-quite-but-almost-done projects!
I’m not even sure how many months it has been since I’ve published a post! For a while, it felt so natural writing and I couldn’t keep up with all that I wanted to say; however, the last few months have been quite different.
Carson and I found out that we will be having a baby girl in August! We longed and prayed for her for almost two years, and we are praising God for her life.
I’m honestly not sure how consistent I will be with my blog over the next month as we prepare for our daughter’s arrival; however, I have a lot of exciting updates that I have been wanting to share with you all! Our house is far from done, but several of our major renovation projects are nearly complete—including our upstairs bedroom to bathroom conversion.
This month, we have been in major-renovation-mode with converting our upstairs bedroom into a second bathroom. This project has affected the majority of our home because we had to have the dining room ceiling dropped in order to make room for the bathroom pipes. We are also enclosing our loft for safety reasons and to qualify as a third bedroom since we are losing a bedroom with the addition of the bathroom. We’ve gotten used to moving our furniture about every other week, and Carson and I have been working in different places in the house.
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When we bought our first house, we wanted space. We thought we would be there long-term, so we bought a house within our budget that needed some work and cosmetic updating but had lots of room! 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 2,128 square feet to be exact. It was nice when we had people visit… and we had people visit quite a bit because we lived about 3-4 hours from both of our families. But, it was more space than we needed for our family. Our new house is much smaller, and although we have a growing family–we are making the most of our smaller house using these 5 easy tips!
We went from a house with four bedrooms and three bathrooms to one with three bedrooms and one bath. We are converting one of the bedrooms upstairs into a bathroom and will eventually convert the loft into a third bedroom. Here are our plans for this major renovation!
We have big dreams for our homestead and although we still have a long way to go, I think we have made excellent progress in a little over two months. Here’s some of the projects that we have completed ourselves, done with the help of family, or hired out as well as the projects we are planning on chipping away at over the next year or two.
Over the past few years, our family has made some conscious decisions to live more sustainably for a variety of reasons. If I’m being honest, our original reasoning was from a mindset of frugality, but as we learn more and more about the importance of living life as thoughtful consumers our reasons have expanded to include ethics, health, and a desire to better care for this beautiful earth that the Lord gave to us to enjoy.
We decided to focus on changing a few parts of the kitchen with the hope that it would make a major impact. We are so happy with our progress thus far, and are looking forward to slowly adding other details to our cozy cottage kitchen over time.
We closed on our house a little over two weeks ago, and we are slowly chipping away at our long list of projects. We are taking on some of the smaller projects ourselves but are hiring out larger projects that we don’t have the time for or experience to complete effectively. I feel like we have never worked so hard in such a short amount of time, but we still have a long ways to go! I tend to want to have everything done quickly and put in its proper place within a week, so this home is sure teaching me patience!