It's funny, I've owned my house for nearly two years now, yet it still seems so 'new' to me at times.
I feel like there are still so many things I want to change, but bit by bit I'm making this little house my own.
The biggest project that was tackled recently was changing out all the carpet on the lower level to beautiful Pergo floors.
That was an expensive project, but really had to happen due to moisture issues under the carpet.
Stinky moisture issues.
While my contractor was still here, I had him tackle a few other things that needed doing.
The awful track lighting in the kitchen went bye bye.....yayyyyy!
Not only was part of it no longer working, but every time a bulb went I had such a terrible time putting in a new one! It was so complicated and irritating, I couldn't wait for it to be gone.
Plus it was a relic of the 90's and was covered in years of grease and grime. Ewwww.
I love the new light fixtures, they are such an improvement over what was there before!
Sorry I forgot to take 'before' pictures....I'm forgetful like that sometimes. Trust me, they were ugly.
As an added bonus, the new fixtures are LED and incredibly bright - they really illuminate every little corner of the kitchen, and are super energy efficient. And they were inexpensive.
Plus the bulbs are easy to replace, and also last an extremely long time. Win/win for me!
The next thing to go was the kitchen faucet.
This is the faucet that was there before. The soap dispenser was broken and kept falling off. It drove me nuts. The sprayer was so grungy, the faucet dripped, and I didn't like the style in the least. Too modern for my little country house.
I love my new faucet! The style looks so much better in this house, and ties in with the other fixtures in the kitchen and dining room, such as the new kitchen lights and the dining room chandelier. Even the drapery rods and coat hooks!
All in all, I'm just happier with the overall look. All small changes, but with big impacts to me.
And at the end of the day, that's what matters. Because it's my little house and should make me happy.
And it truly does. I love my little house.
But I'll love it more when I get rid of the railings by the staircase.