Tiny houses stress me out!
Especially when we attempt to move things around. Even getting the fridge out the door was an ordeal. The fridge doors were taken off and the interior door and still a lot of noise and cursing in Spanish. I had to go to my room and close the door. They did get it out and it is sitting on our deck plugged in while we wait for the new one to arrive on Thursday.
The girls were too cold to sit on the deck on demo day, so they sat on the lovely linoleum floor eating their cereal and spilled it twice of coarse. I should have just left it since they were ripping it all out anyways.
The night before my husband said “I should just demo this right now” Me- “lets not.” Glad he didn’t, there were layers of bad linoleum. The installers said that the boards under the linoleum were not attached to the sub floor, it was basically floating and needed to be redone and would cost us a little more money. At one point I thought we could just tile it ourselves… then I came to my senses, we don’t have the time or let’s face it, the skills. It literally took them one day to demo and lay the 130 square feet of tile. Then about an hour the next morning of grouting. Followed by the carpenter who installed the baseboards, trimmed the door and put in the transition piece to the wood floor in the hall. All in all one day and a half, that would have taken us a week and a lot of not nice things said to each other.
Money well spent. I had a couple of bids and for 13×10 space it was $1500. Seemed fair especially when my first bid was $2500! Best advice I have is to get several quotes and then still negotiate.
I am over the MOON! It makes such a statement and looks vintage in our 1950’s cape cod. In this picture the tile doesn’t have grout, I used 09 charcoal.
I feel like it creates a similar look to my inspiration picture. I found what I think is the same tile to the above picture BEFORE I even saw this inspiration kitchen. I wanted to use it in my bathroom but and it’s a BIG but…it was about $90 a square foot. I bagged it on my bathroom then dreamed about it again in my kitchen. Then I saw the one I ended up doing and it was about $5 a square foot.
I posted on Instagram my tile options and my friend sent me some lovely options of patterned tile, but they were way more than I wanted to spend. I sent my other friend Leslie, who is a designer and in the know on tile and she said she had just picked my same tile for a client but they were doing the stripe option, she put my mind at ease!
You can see my finished kitchen HERE.
BTW we are going on three days with no kitchen and if you know me that is really rough! We rarely eat out, luckily I have still been able to use my blender for protein shakes.
We made these cookies Sunday as a celebration of ditching the old and get new!
These are my favorite Paleo chocolate chip cookies you can find the recipe HERE don’t make them, you will eat too many.
We are getting our new stove, dishwasher and FRIDGE tomorrow, I can’t wait! (Let’s hope it fits, luckily I won’t be home to watch). It is white retro, I will post pictures next Thursday! Until then can find the details on it HERE.
Check out the rest of the 6 Week One Room Challenge participants HERE