Change is Gonna Come

We’re in the process of making some changes to our home. Our kitchen needs some minor updating and we figured while we were doing the kitchen, we’d update the baths too.  My number one wish list item is getting rid of the plush chocolate brown carpet in our bedroom that shows every piece of pet hair and cat sand (dragged in from the laundry room), as well as repainting the bright blue walls.

So we headed to Home Depot this weekend to look at counters, sinks, carpet and paint. You’ve been to Home Depot on a Saturday afternoon? What about Home Depot on a Saturday afternoon with a 2 year old? Let’s call it an adventure. I thought Lila would be as interested in the sinks and counters like I was. Look! Shiny black granite! This one is silver! The answer? No. No she was not.

It took a while but we’ve at least reached a preliminary decision on the kitchen counters and work to be done there. (Quartz with new single bowl sink and an above counter microwave to free up counter space.) We’re going to leave the guest bath as is. It has tile counters, but is nice looking. The master bath has matching colors to the master bedroom, so it needs to be repainted. So we’re going to do new counters there as well. Currently the fixture are two toned (brushed silver with gold). I’ve hated them since we moved in. They will be one of the first things to go.

All of this sounds like we have it together, but I don’t have a clue. I don’t know what “designs” I may need or what color paint will go with the carpet (which by the way I have no idea what carpet to get in the master. I wanted hard wood but have basically been talked out of it by everyone.) I watch a lot of HGTV. You’d think I’d be better at this. This is all to say – expect photo. And questions. And thoughts on does this carpet go with this paint? Do I need to redo this backsplash? What about the shower? Better yet, I’ll keep searching for home improvement show casting notices in the PNW. . .



  1. Go hardwood! So pretty and a quick sweep will get rid of the hair.

    • Washington Woman says:

      Hmm, you are the second person to say this to me today. Beginning to doubt the naysayers (namely A). He thinks the dog and the furniture will beat up the floors. I think it will look awesome.

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