2017 is all about taking leaps for us, and so, we’ve decided to add one more – starting our home renovation and update! Part of my brain is telling me that I don’t need to add to our workload and busy schedules, but the other half is saying that we live in our home NOW, and it’s time to stop putting things off and make it into home that we love and dream about!
I was on the fence about posting our journey here (it’s always a bit embarrassing to open your doors and closets to show the spaces that need work!), but then I figured why not? If anything I do can help or encourage ANYONE, I’m all about it.
So, here’s the honest truth:
– We aren’t DIY geniuses. We have a good base of common sense knowledge and a “willing to give it a shot” attitude. I grew up in a home that our parents had built, so we did a lot to help out with things in the building process, and my husband has a great willingness to research, learn, and dive in. We definitely approach things with team effort.
– I/We have no idea how to find, contact, choose contractors/designers/carpenters/plumbers. But, we have good research skills, and good people skills, and that’s a great place to start.
Our plan is to tackle smaller, simpler projects on our own, while also acting as a general contractor to oversee the process of having individual jobs done by professionals. It’s all about the learning and journey
It’s really important for us to not just replace the things that we have in our home, but to update and modernize the entire space, and we are beyond excited for the journey.
We started the big leap in the master bedroom walk in closet this past weekend and I’ll be posting all about it soon! I’m busy taking and collecting “before” photos to be able to show the transformations and changes all throughout the year. We also move kinda slowly, because, well, we’re normal people just trying to squeeze this in around all of the other things we’ve got going on – like, work and school!