This whole process has been extremely exciting and stressful at the same time. It has taken up quite a bit of my time as well, because this house was no where even close to move-in ready.
So I decided I am going to take a break from the typical "beauty" blog entries and blog about the house. I will be showing before and after photos as we fix the place up and tell you how things have been going.
So here goes...
A little back round info about this house... it was built in 1920. I never thought I wanted and older home, however, after seeing how much charm this house actually has and I can just envision how great it will look when it is done! It is about 1800 square feet... and we have a lot to do because the previous owners did not exactly take the best care of the house.
It is 4 br, 1.5 ba, walk-out basement, two car garage, breezway, living, dining, laundry room, and a horribly put together two story deck (which we are tearing down). We have a nice big back yard too which will be perfect for starting my first garden (I am enlisting tips and tricks for that thank you...)!
These photos are just taken from the listing online (none of the furniture or decor in this house is ours!!!)... I will eventually have my own to upload, but I wanted to give everyone an idea of what we got ourselves into! ha
There is a handmade stone facade which I love and once we get those ugly awnings ripped off and the rod iron fences (which is hard to see in the pictures), new windows (which wont happen for a while), and some shutters, I think the house will look quite inviting. I also want to add some nice looking but low-maintenance landscaping in the front.
This is not the best photo but this is part of our backyard. We have about 4 tree stumps that I want to dig out or maybe try a pinterest project on, to get rid of them.
These two photos are of the living room. I love this room because there are lots of windows!! Such a difference from the apartment we are living in right now! Also, there are hardwood floors throughout the entire house, so we will be getting those refinished which will make a HUGE difference.
This is the kitchen... kind of choppy and dysfunctional, but definitely workable until we are able to gut it and redo everything (hoping in 4 years the longest)!! Note: No dishwasher/no garbage disposal.
This is the dining room (even though the table is smack dab in the middle of kitchen and dining area). And those cute french doors you see is where my laundry room is! Yay! There is also a slider off this room and leads to the deck outside.
This is the room we call the "pink room"... hmmm I wonder why? This has no heating system in this room, therefore, it will be Marc's office (and I swear I am not being mean, he picked this room, he likes to be cold).
This room with the creepy egg pillow dolls is the master bedroom! We already ripped off the wallpaper and pardon my language, but it was a b*tch doing it!! They did not prep the walls properly so it took us forever, caused more gouges than there should have been and we had to go through and skim-coat the whole thing!
This room also has cute french doors which bring you out to a porch. We are undecided of what to do with it yet... Marc wants it to be a 3 season porch, I was thinking walk-in closet... but that is a ways off so.... no sense in dwelling too much on it. Next....
Oh yeah, this is just the inside of the porch off the master. Next...
This is half of our walk-out basement. There is an unfinished side, that will always stay unfinished, and this is the unfinished side that we want to finish at some point... make a rec-room and a salon area for me!
So that is all for pics right now! I will get more of the other rooms at some point. I hope you enjoyed this entry. Send me comments, I would love to hear them!
XOXO - B