5th Ave Reno: Starting to Finish

The cabinet to the left will be a large pantry, and the cabinet to the right will house the washer and dryer. The fridge, stove and cabinets will go along the wall and an island will be in the center.

We are pushing right along with our 5th Ave reno. Adding an addition and renovating the entire existing floor has proven to be just as stressful and just as over-budget as all renovators say, but we continue to push forward knowing that the end result will be wonderful.

Now that the demo is done and sheetrock and plastering are complete, we must put my home back together again! This is by far my favorite part of the reno. This is where I am able to have a clear idea of how it will all look.  So where shall we start? Let’s start at the heart of the home, the kitchen!


I chose penny round Carrera marble mosaic tile for the kitchen backsplash. I did not want subway tile since that’s been sooo over done, and I could not afford my initial choice of installing a huge marble slab for the backsplash, so I choose something that was slightly different, yet pretty to look at.


The entire wall in penny round Carrera marble

The bathroom downstairs will have a shower only, no tub. White mosaic Carrera marble will be installed in the shower and on the floor.

Black marble mosaic tile is installed in the upstairs bathroom where we have our tub.

The black mosaic tile is installed on opposite walls and the floor. YES, I know, I should have tiled the front and back of the tub. I know, I know! That will just have to wait until next time!

And, finally, we have stairs!



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