It is supposed to be 96 degrees here today, so I am calling this post my Summer Beach House update. I hope you like it.
Whether we are ready or not, summer has arrived in Southern California. And just so you know, I am just thrilled! Has warmer summer weather arrived where you are?
Summer Beach House Exterior Update
We have made so much progress! The exterior of the front of our home looks completely different and you can see how it is starting to look like a more modern farmhouse feel.
I had never shared a photo of the front of our beach home before we started this remodel. I just didn’t like the look and I knew eventually we would begin the remodel. What I didn’t know is that the city of Ventura permit approval process would take so long!
I have spent a lot of time the past few weeks working on windows for the home and I can’t wait to share the process with you. It has been amazing.
I am not sure if I am most excited about the front of our summer beach house or the new third-floor deck.
They finished adding the floor and have started building the sides of the deck. Part of the sides will be wood and plaster ad then we will have glass. The glass is great for the views and for wind protection. I think is going to be our new favorite room at the beach house.
Summer Beach House Interior Update
This is the main living area of our summer beach house. I took this photo two days ago and then I looked at the camera in the house yesterday.
So this is actually what it looks like now.
This photo is a bit off because it’s taken from the security camera and it is a bit distorted. But as you can see, we have plywood on the outside of the house!
The window in our family room is so much larger. We will have an amazing picture window here. It’s going to be wonderful.
The Summer Beach House Kitchen
So what do you think of our kitchen?
It doesn’t look like much but soon it will have cabinets like this and I think it’s going to be amazing. I am going with open shelving instead of upper cabinets since this is our second home and I don’t need as much storage.
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The primary bedroom is coming along. We have some big windows to install here.
I cannot believe how much progress they have made in just two weeks!
We also made a lot of progress on the stairs to the third-floor deck.
A lot of the homes in our area have external staircases to the decks. I wanted an internal staircase so that we could access it easily and hopefully entertain a lot up there too. The photo on the right has a view of the step down to our primary bedroom.
Thoughts About the Summer Beach House Update
I think the thing that surprises me most about this remodel is that our home does not feel anything like it did before. It turns out we have touched almost every single room and well, it feels very different.
Don’t get me wrong, this is not a bad thing. I love everything we have done to make this home better suited for our family but I guess I am just surprised that it doesn’t feel anything like it did before.
For a while, I was worried the kids might not be okay with all of the changes. Every time I visit the house to see the progress, I face time each of the boys and show them the update. So they certainly are aware of what it looks like.
They will be in town this weekend and next, so I hope we can all get up there and see it together. I have my fingers crossed that they will like it as much as their parents do!
I do know the boys will be happy with this raised ceiling. And I wasn’t kidding when I said they each hit their heads on the ceiling on the left side of this room. You can see through the walls to see the old pitch on the roof. I love that it is now almost three feet taller!
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The construction is going so quickly that I think we might even be able to move in early! I am beginning to shop just in case!
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