I hope you all had a wonderful kickoff to summer this weekend, I know we did! I lost track of my phone for most of the weekend and we just had fun! The way it should be;) Now that our weekend off is over though, it’s back to the grind on the house! There are some new changes happening, so I figured it was time for another house update.
Last week, Shane came out into the living room and said, “Okay, I just had an idea in the shower that I wish I didn’t have” ….and in my head I’m all, “Oh for the love of God what could this possibly be.” But it turns out, it’s a good idea! Shane thought we needed to put an addition off the back of the house where the deck is now, so we can make room for a larger kitchen and to have a designated dining space. I was skeptical at first (as I am with all of Shane’s ideas…whoops) because I wasn’t sure it was really worth the extra money, but now after he showed me how much extra space we will have I am so excited about it! The downstairs as of now with all the walls taken out is a fine size, but it doesn’t leave us a great spot to have a table, and after eating at a coffee table for the last three years…WE WANT A TABLE. The photos below are of the downstairs tonight and the addition will be going right where that window and door is now! I. Can’t. Wait.
The deck is coming out, everything else is gutted, and we are well on our way! My parents have been helping with the house so much, and I couldn’t thank them enough. My dad basically built 3/4 of their house by himself, and he’s an engineer, so he reeeeally does know what he’s doing. I’m also constantly amazed by how much Shane knows when it comes to this house, and I am even more amazed by how much I do NOT know when it comes to construction. Clueless would be a good word to use. I’m learning, I’m pinning tons of house inspiration (follow me here), and I am loving the process! I will continue to share updates as new things happen, but for now…that’s all I have! XO.