We’ve been watching altogether too much HGTV lately. House Hunters and House Hunters International are a couple of our favorite shows and are playing in our living room almost every night. And the DIY Network has some pretty interesting shows, too.
There’s something about springtime that makes me start looking around the house and wondering what mischief I can get up to. Add this to the HGTV obsession, and it’s almost certain that one of these weekends will find me at Lowe’s with a handful of paint chips and a head full of dreams.
When we were in Colorado, we noticed that both my brother and Mr. Vox’s sister had put granite countertops in their repsective kitchens. I haven’t been that wowed by granite counters in the past, but from watching the shows, it seems like everyone wants them. I also think the finish work in a house makes a huge difference in how quickly it would sell, and so the upgrade could be a decent investment. Our current counters are Formica, so they’re pretty low-end. Isn’t this concrete counter with a farm sink pretty?
It would no doubt cost an arm and a leg, and I’m still paying off the arm and leg that it took to put laminate floors in the downstairs of our house last fall. So if I want to do some work, it’s got to be something that we can do ourselves, or something that I can at least brow-beat some talented friends into helping with.
So what’s a good DIY project that I can do this year? I have one little bit of painting to re-do in the kitchen/dining room area, but other than that, the walls are all in good shape, as are the floors. Also, any project I am involved in should not include a lot of measuring, much less anything resembling mathematical calculations, as I am hopeless with teh mathz.