Why So Serious: Home Renovation Struggles and Inspiration

Oh Lovelies, has it already been 3 weeks since my last post??? What is happening? I can’t grasp it. I’m on the computer pretty often. And we’re working on so many projects that I can’t feel my legs by the time we are finished. I have all of these post ideas and not enough time, we just can’t keep up. Maybe because we are always saying screw it to taking progress pictures which negates the need for a post. Sigh…dilemmas.

Why is this Happening

Why is this Happening?

But I can’t complain too much. I’ve seen some horror home renovation stories around the blogosphere¬† and we have yet to experience that. Since June we opened nearly every wall on the main floor (curse you plaster walls) and encountered nothing but a sound structure. There weren’t any sinking beams or mold. No rotted floor joists. Most of our problems consisted of an awkwardly shaped kitchen, outdated family room, lack of closets (as expected in an old house), and an unleveled floor in some areas.

Speaking of an unleveled floor, the kitchen was greatly affected. Our plan is to install flooring over the existing dated tile. So we began, well my honey did all the work here. He applied self-leveling concrete over the tile and it worked perfectly! No more earthquake feeling beneath your feet whenever you walk.

Self-leveling concrete in Kitchen

Self-leveling concrete in Kitchen

Now that the concrete has fully dried, we hope to extend the look of wood flooring that exists in the rest of the house into the kitchen. So we purchased wood tile from The Tile Shop here in Maryland.

If you are unfamiliar with wood tile…get ready for picture galore via Pinterest.

Wood Tile before and after via Pinterest.

Wood Tile before and after via Pinterest

Herringbone Wood Tile installation via Pinterest

Herringbone Wood Tile installation via Elizabeth Reich of Baltimore

View Bathroom at Houzz.com

Wood Tile in Living Room.

Wood Tile in Living Room via Houzz.com

View flooring sold by Ceramics of Italy

Doesn’t it look¬† so real, so beautiful! We can’t wait to install. In the meantime we just have to keep Breeze from his curious excursions where he gets super dirty. Cats should not have multiple baths. Do you hear me Breeze?

Look at that wet Kitty!

Look at that wet Kitty!

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Milla is the other half of the Design Par Deux duo. She enjoys finding design inspiration in all things creative. She has an unhealthy obsession with the color Turquoise.

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