We have officially made it across the country on our big move from Tennessee to Washington (more on the move later!). We are still getting unpacked, but are mostly just trying to get outside as much as we can exploring the surrounding beaches, farmers markets, museums, parks, hiking trails, restaurants and of course the amazing downtown city of Seattle while the sun is out and weather is lovely. I have begun planning out the renovation projects on our new home. Our home was built in 2007, with lots of updates to the kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, and paint earlier this year (before we bought it). It really was turn-key ready when it became ours which was so amazing, especially considering the crazy real estate market, so now we just want to add more of our own personal style to different areas inside and outside of the home. I’m going to take you along to share the whole process with you from the way things look before, to inside the plans, the selections, installation and finally the completed projects.
I’m starting this off with the plans for the new staircase. This will be one of the few demo projects we will be working on in our home, most of the updates and renovations will be mostly cosmetic, some do-it-yourself projects and one or two weekend re-do’s.
We’re planning to remove the existing half wall at the bottom of the stairs and the existing half wall at the top of the stairs and replacing it with a decorative, open staircase railing. I am looking at wood or metal options, but am leaning toward metal with a modern details. We will be updating the wall scones and the hand rail on the opposite wall to give the completed stairs a fresh and updated look.