But, then self-doubt and insecurity raced in and ate me alive.I felt like I should do what everyone else does, rather than do what works best for me, and it felt scary to go against the norm.The listing says, “Impeccable, bright contemporary with dramatic lines, soaring ceilings, and newer systems. Every detail addressed with full remodel from top to bottom.”“Exquisite details include a wooded cabana, wide plank white oak floors, reclaimed wood kitchen island, new flagstone patio, custom iron stair railings, wood plank ceiling in dining room, and a master bedroom courtyard with outdoor shower.”Lauren says she may miss her outdoor shower most of all!Her book Thanks to Lauren for letting me share her home makeover with you.Plus, my original vision was dark floors, and it was so hard to change course mid-race.Again, in hindsight, this was a terrible way to make a decision.
We knocked down the wall between the kitchen and dining room.
She and husband David bought a house that was stuck in a bit of a 1970s time warp and spent the last few years updating it.
The before and after photos are pretty jaw-dropping.
Also, I love the French doors that went in on the dining room side.
It really opened up the space and let in so much more light.
And, rather than divulge my mishaps as they were happening (Get.