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Bacon Bits – Part 2: Maple Goodness

Well, almost two months in and things are really picking up steam. The bathroom, kitchen and house siding are almost complete, and the garage and porch are well underway.

Bathroom

Before

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After
The tub, toilet, vanity and laminate were all ripped out and replaced. They were able to put a frosted window in as well, which is great because it gives good natural light. A boxier, bigger tub was put in, walls and floors were tiled and a smaller profile toilet and vanity were put in. All that’s left is the lighting, mirror, double curtain rod and shelving.

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Kitchen

Before

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After

Cabinets were taken out (and saved for my garage) and replaced with new painted maple cabinets. We added an island for extra counter space, since the middle was wasted floor space. We picked Azul Platino granite with maple butcher block for the island, and a polished venitino marble for the backsplash. The fluorescent lighting was removed and we added can lights.

Crown molding still needs to be put in, along with the 2 hanging island lights and under cabinet lights, and the new back door.

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For the first time since we’ve been married, we have a drawer to keep our silverware in!

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Exterior

Siding

The vinyl has almost been completely removed and replaced with hardiplank. It comes primed, so the color is pretty much the same as the old vinyl. Once it’s on, it will get painted. I think we are going with a dark green.

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Garage/Porch

The footings and brickwork are complete for the porch and garage, but progress has slowed recently due to rain. The next step is to level both with dirt, and pour the concrete, then frame. Last few days have been somewhat dry, so hopefully that’ll happen in the next few weeks.

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