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New Residence Surprises • Kath Eats

New Residence Surprises • Kath Eats


Now that we’ve been in our newly renovated home a number of months, listed here are a number of new residence surprises we’ve found alongside the way in which!

Each time I’ve purchased a brand new residence, or think about individuals shopping for a house, I at all times suppose “What if the XX is unhealthy and also you don’t understand it till you progress in?!” 

Good instance: the water strain! You normally don’t take a bathe in a home earlier than shopping for it, and whereas your inspector would possibly name out oddly low water strain, he/she may not make be aware of something that’s just a bit bit unhealthy. 

Whenever you’re constructing or renovating a house, you attempt to consider every part you need/want/want, however then there are issues that pop up that also don’t work fairly proper. On the flip facet, there are certain to be a number of nice surprises!

Having lived in our newly renovated residence for 2 months now, I’m sharing a number of of these execs and cons that we have now realized about our newly designed area. 

New Flooring

How we thought it could go: lovely however soiled

The way it’s going: GREAT!

We knew we wished lighter flooring for an aesthetic really feel, so there was actually no going backwards and forwards on ought to we go darkish or gentle. I used to be slightly fearful that the lighter wooden would present every kind of stains and dust, however the truth is, I feel they present FEWER stains and dust than our earlier flooring! I can’t work out why. The one stain that exhibits worse is espresso drips. Every thing else (smudges, ice cream drips, dust) appears to mix in very well. 

And one actually actually superior discovery: the flooring match Gus’s hair!! He sheds like loopy however we simply can’t see it as a lot. Additionally having a robotic vacuum has been a very life altering addition to the quantity of canine hair that accumulates each day. 

Equipment Storage

How we thought it could go: all of the home equipment in there

The way it’s going: it’s the brand new espresso station!

I already wrote about this transformation on this submit, however this swap was one we didn’t plan for however turned out to be wonderful! Thomas loves all of his espresso provides collectively and helpful subsequent to his newly put in espresso sink with water filter; I really like that every one the espresso mess (grinds on the counter, drips from the lids, sprinkles of sugar) are behind closed doorways that I by no means should see! 

Espresso Sink Faucet Confusion

How we thought it could go: we don’t want as fancy of a faucet for the secondary sink

The way it’s going: my mind is so confused

Let me clarify this as greatest as I can: our major kitchen sink faucet is arms free and also you wave your arm via the neck to show it on and off. I’m so used to doing this movement that I am going to different homes and do it there too. It’s arduous to unlearn! Our espresso sink is similar model, but it surely’s a faucet on and off, so you need to contact it together with your finger or the again of your hand to show it on. So half the time I’m tapping our foremost faucet and waving my arm via our espresso faucet. In hindsight, we should always have simply gotten the identical faucet in each. It’s driving me slightly bit nuts!

Not Having A Actual Storage

How we thought it could go: chaos for stuff

The way it’s going: no massive deal

Since constructing our hidden trash can storage and transferring numerous the issues we used to retailer within the storage into our larger kitchen / utility closet / storage rooms, we actually don’t miss having a storage in any respect. I don’t miss AT ALL questioning if there are spiders within the cooler luggage or seaside chairs that we used to retailer within the buggy storage. We nonetheless have plans to buy a small shed for the yard, however in the interim, we don’t remorse shedding our storage in any respect. 

The Parking Lot

How we thought it could go: we’d want to significantly troubleshoot our parking spots

The way it’s going: my two-point flip is now a four-point flip

After we began to plan our our renovation, we knew including the facet porch would imply Thomas’s truck’s parking spot received pushed again a number of toes, which cuts off my skill to show round within the driveway. It was already tight, however shedding 3-4 toes would make it even tighter. We debating parking on the road, parking within the again, making a brand new, wider driveway. None of those options appeared like good concepts, so we determined to cross that bridge after we get there. 

I used to have the ability to do a two-point flip to get out, and now I want 3-5 factors to make the flip, however I CAN DO IT! Thomas tries to inform me simply to again straight out, however we reside on a busy road and driving is just not in my expertise stack, so I proceed to do foolish Austin Powers-style turns. There are worse issues, haha.

The Eating Room

How we thought it could go: household dinners within the eating room, breakfast on the island

The way it’s going: we now have a puzzle desk! 

Previous to our renovation, the eating room was the prime consuming spot. We didn’t have an island or kitchen desk, so we did virtually all breakfast, lunches, and dinners right here. Everybody mentioned we might begin to eat all meals on the island. I didn’t actually imagine them, but it surely’s true!! We eat most of our meals on the island, or out on the screened in porch whereas it nonetheless heat. However this has led to an incredible discovery of utilizing the eating desk as a puzzle desk! We borrowed this puzzle from Thomas’s pal Anna and instantly received a second one among the nationwide parks to start out. It’s been so stress-free to placed on spa music and puzzle within the evenings. 

New Major Rest room

How we thought it could go: a serene area for the adults

The way it’s going: the entire gang’s right here!

Our lavatory is the place to be. Everybody prefers to bathe in there, and the bathtub is massive and enormous, so the boys love to wash in there too. The one drawback I’m fixing now’s whose towel is whose!? It’s form of good that I can do my skincare or fold laundry throughout tub time now vs. being cooped within the smaller boys lavatory, so I’m calling this a win-win.

Bathe Cleaner Bar

How we thought it could go: set up a bathe bar that you need to use to wash the bathe

The way it’s going: I’ve a neck-down bathe for non-hair washing days!

This was a type of “the primary time you bathe right here” discoveries. I didn’t notice that our hand-held bathe sprayer that we put in for cleansing is definitely an adjustable bathe HEAD too! I can use it if I’m taking a neck-down bathe and never washing my hair as an alternative of holding my head sideways to maintain my hair dry beneath the rainshower. #itsthelittlethings 

The Open Mudroom

How we thought it could go: trying messy on the time

The way it’s going: 1,000% higher than it was

I feel I’ve talked about that our mudroom began as a extra closed off room, and we determined to open it up. And we additionally debating having doorways on the lockers and drawers for footwear to comprise the open litter, however we didn’t have fairly sufficient depth for these. So every part is open…..and it’s going nice! Whereas we we’ll by no means have sufficient hooks for coats or cabinets for footwear, the share enchancment from what it was earlier than is so dramatically improved that I couldn’t care much less that it’s open and generally slightly cluttered. It’s superior!!! 



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