About the basic blue house

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The basic blue house is a basic builder home in the suburbs of Richmond, VA.  It has 3,478 square feet and has an unfinished 3rd floor.  The construction might be basic, but we chose $40,000 of upgrades to turn this basic floor plan into the home that would provide the backdrop for our design.

In the fall of 2016, we installed shiplap and built-ins to the family room.  We also upgraded a lot of the lighting in our home including the kitchen pendants.

In the spring of 2017, we tiled the kitchen floor to ceiling with white subway tile.  We also designed a nursery for our daughter born in July 2017 and upgraded our son to a toddler room.

In 2018, we added interior trim to our front door and applied a faux wainscoting to the entryway.  We added trim to our kitchen island and painted it green.  We removed our pantry door trim and replaced it with sliding door hardware and added new trim and new taller baseboards in the mudroom.  We built our pantry doors.  We built a bench for a drop zone.  We also repainted the mudroom white and added a new light fixture (one more boob light bites the dust).

Next up on the agenda is finishing many little projects including the refrigerator cabinet in our kitchen which will need to be repainted after a granite backsplash was removed last year.  The entire downstairs also needs to be painted.  Eventually, I would love to replace all of the baseboards downstairs with the taller baseboards we installed in the mudroom.  In the distant future I have plans brewing for a dining room overhaul.