Once that becomes a reality, everything else can be done! We plan on turning the existing kitchen into a bathroom and closet. It just so happens that one of the kitchen walls connects to the master bedroom. We'll knock it down and split the kitchen down the middle for a comfortable sized walk-in closet and master bath. The home will have such a better flow and the space will become so much more functional for our family.
Before all the decorative, aesthetically pleasing projects can be done (like wainscoting and crown molding, ah! can't wait!) we really had to prioritize and start on the little projects that were necessary. Like the fence! The home has a giant lot and came with a not so pretty chain link fence. That was one of the first things to go! It also needed to be done because Mr. Sheriff has the leaping power of a deer and can clear pretty much anything under 6 feet. If it's a security issue, it's a priority! Second, the home is very old and doesn't have many of the basic upgrades that we millennials are used to, like a garbage disposal. Man! I would rather go without a dishwasher than a garbage disposal. How did we live before?! Also, one of the first appliances we bought for our home was a giant and pretty amazing refrigerator. This thing is a mammoth and the crown jewel of the kitchen, but there was no water line so that we could have drinking water out of it. All the little projects really do add up!
As for the space, coffee tables were nearly out of the question. Space is so limited I had almost given up hope until I considered nesting tables as an alternative. I love that these have come into style lately, they are just so functional and really enable you to have the comfort of a side table without taking up tons of space. I scored these at HomeGoods and they fit perfectly under the lip of your couch and just over the arm rest. Excuse the un-hung pictures and sticky table! Living with a toddler much?
We love that we're adding so much value to our home. I once heard that bathrooms and kitchens sell homes, and once the renovations are complete we'll be adding just that! It's been a dream for Andrew and I to own our home for such a long time, and when Isla came into our lives that dream quickly took on a sense of urgency. I can't wait to share our adventures and renovations along the way!