Spring Cleaning: Episode 6

Nowadays houses come with a living room and formal dining room.  Let’s be real, how many times a year does the formal dining room get used? Unless, you’re my mom…maybe you get to 2-3x a year.

So as someone with an online fitness business who also does Personal Training from my home 15-20 hours a week, what did we do with the original living room space? We turned it into a gym!

Before it was a gym, this is how the people we bought the house from, had their living room set up.  My preferred taste is more modern, a lot of white, grays, silvers, etc.

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So we painted over the red and yellow walls, tore down the red curtains, and eventually we will be redoing the floors, but for now our DIY project turned out like this:

I purchased all of my equipment from either amazon, walmart, or bforce bands.  Got a few machines as a gift.  And put down the flooring myself!  I got the flooring from Walmart, rather inexpensive and definitely gets the job done! Easy to clean and maintain.   Eventually I will invest in a more “professional” floor, but for now this one is holding up great!

Even though this month is dedicated to our DIY’s you can still:

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Spring Cleaning: Episode 5

In this blog I wanted to show you guys how the smallest details make a huge difference.

In our hallway all we did was

  • Paint a new coat of white which my husband and I did
  • Change out the old lights for more modern LEDs, which my Dad did
  • Get rid of the bi-fold doors and change it for mirrored sliding doors which my Dad and my husband didIMG_3581

This Project only took a weekend and made a HUGE difference.  As you can see we also got rid of the wooden cover and switched it out for some modern Zebra blinds to allow for natural light to come in.

The next big project, was NOT a DIY, and something we originally wanted to postpone to save ourselves a nice little chunk of money to put elsewhere into the house.  However, when your insurance makes it mandatory and you need those shutter credit savings, you end up having to get it done.  So here you’ll see that we painted the entranced and hired Windoor Impact to give us a new modern impact door.  All of our others windows came with accordion shutters…thank GOD.

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Even though this month is dedicated to our DIY’s you can still:

Learn more about the best online fitness program which includes comprehensive programs focused on shifting towards healthier eating habits, staying fit, and building a better booty. You’ll also find a variety of fitness apparel to help get you that extra motivation to take your goals to another level. Contact me today to learn more about the best fitness programs available to get your body in gear.

Spring Cleaning Episode 4

While my husband and I were working on the master bedroom, my dad was simultaneously re-doing the entire closet.

Unfortunately I did not get a true before picture as our carpet used to have grimy rails and shelves along with the same carpet the bedroom had.  The picture I took was taken after my dad had patched up and sanded down all of the unevenness from patched up holes that were improperly down.  Once he fixed the old holes, he fixed the holes that happened during the demolition of the previous closet.

So my dad fixed the holes, painted the closet to match the room, installed the new system from closet maid, and I painted the baseboards.  Below is our finished product:

 

Even though this month is dedicated to our DIY’s you can still:

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Spring Cleaning Episode 3

The Master Bedroom was a hot mess.  One of the things I loved the most about our bedroom though is how big it is!  I hated the yellow walls and hated the carpet (I personally am not a carpet person).  So we set off to renovate our bedroom as one of the first indoor renovations.

First we removed all of the carpet ourselves (They wanted to charge us $500 for something that took 15 minutes to do).  Then we had someone add in the laminate which we matched the one the previous homeowners had put in the hallway.  Lastly, we changed the yellow to a light gray and got rid of the fan that had never been cleaned since the house was built in 1972.  We did the painting and fan switch ourselves.

And the finished product:

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Furniture from City Furniture

Even though this month is dedicated to our DIY’s you can still:

Learn more about the best online fitness program which includes comprehensive programs focused on shifting towards healthier eating habits, staying fit, and building a better booty. You’ll also find a variety of fitness apparel to help get you that extra motivation to take your goals to another level. Contact me today to learn more about the best fitness programs available to get your body in gear.

Spring Cleaning Episode 1

In honor of spring cleaning and next month being the 1 year anniversary closing on our first home I decided to reflect back over the next month and a half on all of our DIY projects!

If you live in Miami, you know good locations are pretty pricey compared to other cities in the US.  To make it even more difficult, my husband works in wynwood, which to be honest I am not a fan of any of the surrounding neighborhoods.  I also cringed at potentially living in Brickell or Downtown as being places relatively close.  So did he (thank God). So instead we were faced with the challenge of having to find a place that fit all of my criteria (aside from good local, good schools, etc.)

  • 3 bedrooms (1 for us, 1 for a home office, 1 for a wayyy future nursery)
  • 2.5 baths (1 for us, 1 for guests, 1 for future kids)
  • A good area for my at home gym to create content and train my local clients
  • a yard so that I didn’t have to spend half my day walking my small dog
  • a house house (I personally am not a fan of apartments or condos) and townhouses I wasn’t sure about being so close to my neighbors.

The only thing my husband cared about was that it was not more than an hour away from work.

We ended up accidentally coming across a neighborhood and falling in love with a little townhouse on a lake.  However, it needed some SERIOUS updating.  Little by little and lot of elbow grease later we have come a long way, and still have a few more major projects left to do.

The landscape was one of the first things we decided to tackle.  Our backyard was a jungle of poorly kept bromeliads, luckily the pavers were already beautifully done (just needed to be power washed.

The landscaping was done and designed by my then fiance, his mom, and his littler sister.  Once all of the landscaping was done my now husband and I went to work on the power washing,  Here’s how everything turned out!

Before:

Unfortunately I couldn’t get a true before because as much as I reminded my husband to take a before picture (i was working on one of the rooms) he forgot to I had to take a picture once they had cleared out most of the plants.  As you can see, the pavers had beautiful earth toes to them underneath all of that dirt.

After:

Simple and sleek.  Now all of the plants have started to grow and are looking beautiful! we were also able to uncover that beautiful lemon tree and cannot wait for them to grow!

Even though this month is dedicated to our DIY’s you can still:

Learn more about the best online fitness program which includes comprehensive programs focused on shifting towards healthier eating habits, staying fit, and building a better booty. You’ll also find a variety of fitness apparel to help get you that extra motivation to take your goals to another level. Contact me today to learn more about the best fitness programs available to get your body in gear.