The Big Reveal

Our house is finished!  I’m sorry it took so long to get the pictures posted, but Artie has been traveling a lot and I am in the middle of a very busy semester!  First, let me show you how the bathrooms looked before…

Master Bathroom (note the awesome 70’s era wooden vanity)

Half Bathroom

Now a few reminders of how the house looked during construction…

And now the big post-construction, post-Ikea reveal!  There really isn’t anything left that was there before: new toilets, vanities, mirrors, light fixtures, paint, floor tiles, shower tiles, bathtub . . . you get the idea.

Master Bathroom

Half Bathroom

So there you have it!  Our bathrooms are pretty and modern and new!  They say that if you are going to make improvements to your house, kitchens and bathrooms get the most bang for your buck when you sell your house, so hopefully this will be more enjoyable for us now and make our house more marketable in the future.

Artie has plans for a pumpkin ale sampling tonight and I have plans to cook with my Scholar mentees tomorrow, so we will have fun foodie posts at the beginning of next week.

Have a great weekend!

After the Flood

I’m sorry we haven’t been posting!  One of the cardinal rules of blogging is that you post often!  We initially thought the bathroom would be a quick fix (2 days, tops) but after getting a reasonable quote, we decided to go ahead and make some bathroom improvements.  After all, when the shower already looks like this, why not just keep going?

Yes, that is a toilet and a sink laying where our bed used to be.  It’s been a long week in the White house.  I hate to complain when we’re getting a pretty sweet bathroom out of the deal, but if we hadn’t had a huge flood I would definitely have planned this remodel at a more convenient time (like NOT the first few weeks of school).

This post wouldn’t be complete without a HUGE shout out to our friends Kyle and Shannon.  We have showered at their house almost every day for the past week.  You guys are great and I’m not sure what we would do without friends like you!

Hopefully in the next day or two I’ll have some pictures of our pretty new bathrooms and we’ll get back to our regularly scheduled postings of delicious recipes and food!