Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The New House

Well, its been almost a year since the last blog, but we know everyone is anxious to see pics from the new house and all the renovations.

When looking for houses we definitely had something in mind and soon found out it would require some work on our end to make it happen. So the house we bought was actually the 2nd house we ever looked at here in Denver. We thought it required too much work despite how great of shape the overall house was in. After months of searching we came back to the Rosemary house and decided to make an offer!

House in October 2011
Family Room
Laundry Room in Kitchen
View from Family Room

Basement and Pool Table
Master Bath and Closets
Master Shower
Master Bedroom
Staircase Upstair...whoa...

Dining Room
Living Room
We closed on the house in November and started demolition on the first floor the very next day! After a few weeks of mocking up floor plans and working with our contractors, Terence finally designed something that we loved and worked in our budget. We started with the first floor of the house wanting to create a more open floor plan and to expand the kitchen. We also updated the half bath, moved the laundry room to the basement, tore down the ugly green wallpaper and cork board/mirror wall, and replaced all the trim.

Demo Start
New Kitchen (tore down wall between old kitchen and dining room
Master Bath Demo
New Flooring and Walls
Luckily behind those three dusty layers of window treatments throughout the house there were bright, new windows. We did have to replace the flooring and decided to go with a natural red oak throughout the first floor.

Next we tackled the master bathroom and closet. We laid out a new design with a separate walk-in closet and master bathroom.

New Master Shower with bench
Master Bedroom (new closet on right, bath on left)
Upstairs Bedroom Hallway
New Kitchen Cabinets
Besides the major work we did, Terence and I are now busy tearing down the rest of the wallpaper and painting the upstairs.

New Kitchen Layout
Island with seating and cooktop
Wall of appliances and pantry
New Family and Casual Dining Room
New Apron favorite!
Master Bathroom and Closet
Master Shower
Master Double Sink Vanity
Master Walk-in Closet

Hope you enjoy the pics!


  1. Wow, guys! Awesome job! The house looks amazing! Thanks for sharing all the pics. :) We miss y'all!

  2. This looks fabulous you two. Great job on the demo pics and the redo. So impressive. Only thing is I thought you still lived in TX? Hugs to both of you.

  3. WHOA! It looks amazing guys! Fantastic Job! Can't wait to make a few margaritas in your kitchen! Woot woot! Hmmm... whatever happened to that bow and arrow you all found?

  4. This looks amazing! Hopefully we can come visit and see it soon :)

  5. Hi,

    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could e-mail me?