On April 15, 2008 we closed on a 1955 Mid-Century Modern home in Merriam, KS that was custom designed by the late Donald R. Hollis of Hollis + Miller Architects. We will be sharing our journey as we update the house to make it our own, while trying to stay as close to the original design as possible.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Hope you all had a great Christmas, and that the new year brings new hope and prosperity to your lives.  All in all we had a pretty good year in 2010, but are pretty excited of what is yet to come in 2011.   Now that 2010 is over with, we thought we would review our home remodeling accomplishments and create a punch list of what we are hoping to achieve in 2011.

We finally managed to install baseboards downstairs, and in a couple of spots upstairs.

The master bathroom got a new vanity sink, and we completely gutted the master bathroom.  

We said good-bye to our pink Pepto Bismol bathtub.

And welcomed our new walk-in shower. 

After months of searching for backsplash tile for the vanity, we finally found some and installed it.

We managed to clear the overgrown vegetation in our backyard, and create a gigantic brush pile.

After getting some ridiculous bids for the disposal of our brush pile, we ended up enjoying some pretty big bonfires.

Once we completed our first bathroom, we decided to go ahead and completely gut our hall bathroom.

Other than painting the windows, and installing the vanity we managed to remodel this bathroom faster than the master bath.  

Now here is our punch list for 2011 (which includes a lot of the projects that we never got around to in 2010):
  • Finish installing baseboards
  • Install vent grills
  • Refinish built in cabinets in family room to match kitchen cabinets
  • Transform sunroom into a home gym
  • Continue working on landscaping
  • Paint bathroom windows
  • Purchase and install vanity in hall bathroom
  • Repaint our home office and family room
  • Restore 4 Eames shell chairs we purchased last winter
  • Find a table top for the Eames table base we purchased last month
  • Maybe get started on Black Dog Bar
I am exhausted just thinking about it, but very much looking forward to the new projects!  

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