Maeser The House On The Hill
I purchased this home because I could see the potential. It sat on 2.86 acres on a irregular shaped lot. It wasn't a huge house 1600 sqft or so. 3 bedroom 2 bath. Besides the land The veiw of the entire Uintah Valley was impeccable. Before the purchase I did do my due diligence. I went to the county to see the possible uses for the land. I was able to subdivide the property which only added to the value in my opinion. Many people look at it and walked because it seemed to be a useless property. It was on the market for years.
We also decided to put in a spiced bamboo hardwood floor. I like using actual hardwood flooring because it doesn't have those crappy trim pieces that never seem to stay down with the laminate flooring. I also like the versatility of hardwood I like to inset carpet in living rooms in order to give a rug look put its permanent.
I had been working on a project for a client he had my order cabinets for. He ended up losing funding for his project which left me with a garage full of kitchen cabinets. I used these cabinets and I was able to arrange them to fit in the kitchen layout that I had. This was definitely a needed upgrade.
The cabinets were a dark chocolate cherry with a five inch crown on top. I decided to do the island different so I trimmed it with bead board and molding. then found a granite remnant at a local granite suppler. For the cost it turned out really nice. The back splash was more clearance tile that I had found. I also had about 400 sqft of travertine tile left
over from another project so I used that to build my counter tops.
Put in new appliances and that was that. I then proceeded to the next project the kids bathroom. I purchased some 16x16 tiles from a local store. just so I could cover up the old linoleum. I decided to buy enough to do the bathroom and the laundry room/ mud room. In the bath I had wrapped the room in bead board and painted it a Duck Egg Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I liked it for the most part but I didn't like that it didn't well in areas with moisture. any water spots would show up and wouldn't go away. I painted a little cabinet that I found on a Facebook yard sale site for $5. I left it chalk painted but did paint the wainscot white.
In the laundry room/ mud room I had a leak where the main water line came in the house. I decided that I should remedy this but in the mean time I recessed the dry vent so I could push the dryer back to the wall and maximize the space in the laundry. I decided to do a back splash from floor to the bottom of the cabinets.I also took the blank wall where we had a temporary shelf that collected clutter and built in a mud bench and a place to put shoes. It was also my first attempt to upholster something. I found a fu fabric at the fabric store. I used that with some baton and foam to make a place to sit. added some hooks and some Ikea decorations and it turned out pretty good.
I had some trim left over from a some houses I was trimming out for a local builder. I decided to use that to trim out my daughters room . I added a three foot wainscoting and in a small recess added a six foot shelf for all her stuffed animals.