Monday, March 3, 2014

Out with the Old in with the New!

Hey there friends...hope you all had a great weekend!
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As I mentioned in my last post this January marked 11 years for us in this house.  
Many changes have been made in the last 11 years to make this home reflect more of our own style. This past weekend another renovation got started...it's something we've been thinking about for a while now.
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Three years ago we ripped out the carpeting in our family room and replaced it with this beautiful Brazilian Koa hardwood. We love it so much we decided to add it throughout the whole first floor!!
 



It's working its way all the way into our powder room.

I'm lucky to have a cousin who's a contractor and will be doing the work for us! 
He's a perfectionist so I know the job will get done right!
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This front sitting room/study is the only room downstairs that we aren't adding it too.
 We just replaced the carpeting in here 2 years ago and I really like it...I also like the cozy feel it gives the room. 
Sorry... by the time I thought to take a better picture... this room was already jam packed with furniture from the other rooms!!
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This is going to be a big and messy job and I know it's going to take at least a month to be complete being he's only working here on the weekends...but I'm going to be thrilled with the results!! 
I can't wait to see these boxes get opened!!
I'll keep you all posted on the progress:)
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41 comments:

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Martina, this will look so beautiful, you must be thrilled!

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

So exciting! It is going to really transform your rooms. We replaced our first floor floors a year ago and though it was a messy process, the end results were fantastic. Looking forward to seeing your beautiful floors! Enjoy the process too! Jane

chateau chic said...

You are going to LOVE your beautiful new floors!!! Well worth all the disruption for awhile!
Mary Alice

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

It's going to be beautiful!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how exciting, the floor are beautiful and it will be fabulous to have them all the same. This is also on my to do list and I can't wait. Hugs, Marty

Calypso In The Country said...

It's going to be gorgeous! I wish I could convince my husband to put hardwood everywhere. We have wood, tile and carpeting and my house feels choppy! When you are done I will show him your befores and afters and maybe I can convince him!
-Shelley

Kelly said...

How pretty! I know you will enjoy having the same flooring throughout your main level. It will help your spaces flow better together. Can't wait to see it once it's all installed.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh, it is going to look magnificent...I am sure you are over the top excited....Have a great day and hope you aren't getting much snow again!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Oh it will look great! Well worth the wait!

Darrielle Tennenbaum said...

It's going to be beautiful. Lucky you!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

How nice, Martina, your whole space will feel and look so much larger when the flooring is all the same. Our first floor was so chopped up for years with carpet, linoleum and hardwood. I was so glad when we got the hardwoods. You are way more patient than me with it taking a month. Ours took two weeks because the guy didn't order enough floor and I was going nuts waiting.

The Tuscan Home said...

Oh boy, those floors are going to look magnificent! How exciting Martina! Can't wait to see the finished product! xo, Liz

Wild Oak Designs said...

A long job, lots of mess and time....but well worth it!
We just recently (6 mos) replaced our carpet in the main living areas with wood....ahhhh....
It is extraordinary how such a job can change the demeanor of a house! People who have known us even asked if we remodeled! No, just the floor....
Enjoy! It always makes a house feel better when the floor is the same throughout!
Nancy
wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Shelia said...

Morning, Martina! Oh, how exciting! Your wood floors are gorgeous and it will look wonderful all over the place. I'm happy for you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Tabatha McCaffrey said...

Best of luck Martina. I find laying hardwood therapeutic, hope you feel the same way... or you are going to be exhausted with all that wood laying. Can't wait for the after shots! {ChicByTab}

Dee Lapin said...

Oh wow you’re so lucky to have your cousin doing the work Martina. It's going to be beautiful!!!

Tina C said...

OH that flooring is beautiful! It is going to look wonderful.

Sue said...

I went through that 2 years ago and it was worth the mess, but it is a mess ripping out tile. We had a lot of tile;-) You will love your floors!

Ron said...

It will be worth the headache when it is through. I cannot wait to see the progress. xo

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Martina, I love the wood you've chosen, it's going to be stunning! How very exciting!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Martina,
Oh you will love having all the flooring the same and you are so lucky to have a family member install it for you.

Blessings,
Linda

Cozy Little House said...

Love the hardwood floors! So beautiful.
Brenda

NanaDiana said...

OOOOOOOOOh- THAT is a big job. You will love it when it is all done but that month will really "get to you" before it is over, I'm sure. It will be SOOO worth the wait though.

I can't wait to see it all installed- xoDiana

From the Old InkWell said...

Beautiful floors. I know you will love them.

Barbara said...

How exciting for you Martina!!! I can't wait to see how it all looks when your are done. It will be beautiful I am sure!!!
XO Barbara

Judy K said...

Oooh...that's so exciting. What a huge difference it will make. Can't wait to see all of the changes.

Celestina Marie Design said...

Martina you will love it! This sight is so familiar as we did our floors last April and although it is a big mess at the time, it is so worth the effort and patience.
It will be gorgeous.
Have fun!!
Hugs

Angela Santaniello said...

I'm so excited for you! That is going to be an amazing transformation!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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Becca said...

What fun, Martina ... they're going to be gorgeous! I can't wait to see ... congrats!

The Charm of Home said...

That is a beautiful floor Martina! It will look wonderful!
Sherry

Cynthia said...

Martina this is going to be beautiful throughout the house. A lot of work and mess but so worth it and I can't wait to see it finished.

Cynthia

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Great decision, Martina! The floor is beautiful and I know it will look wonderful.
xx,
Sherry

White Weathered Hutch said...

Oh how lovely!! Great that you have family in this business.

Cindy Ritchie said...

I know it's a big hassle but it is SO worth it! I know it will be beautiful when it is finished! Good luck surviving the chaos!
Cindy

pam {simple details} said...

SO exciting, Martina!! It's going to be gorgeous!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Wow how exciting! I don't envy the big job of moving furniture and ripping up the tile but it's going to be gorgeous when you are done!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So exciting Martina! No fun moving all the furniture and the dust...but so worth it in the end!
Blessings,
Cindy

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

That is going to be gorgeous!! I'm so jealous… looking right now at my yucky family room carpet, and wanting to rip it up and put down hardwoods. Maybe someday :) Can't wait to see how yours turns out!! Exciting!

Debbiedoos said...

Whoa..you lucky gal you! What gorgeous floors those are Martina. I don't ever think I even noticed your current flooring. I don't think I would have guessed you had tile.

Anne said...

I know your home is probably crazy with this going on right now but it will be worth it.In our last house replaced our whole house with wood floors(well actually except our laundry and two of our bathrooms).But we did it all at once.We have to move every thing out of our house including the closets.What a mess,what a job but it was so worth it!
xx
Anne

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