Welcome to our new house/project!
2 main levels +basement and attic
Dining room, living room, kitchen, laundry room
2.5 baths (including a full in basement)
Back and side porches
We chose this house for a few very important reasons…
1- first and foremost, the price was right! We were on a tight budget and knew we wanted to find a place that we could transform into our own. And this place had a lot of work, but…
2- it had great bones… brick construction, in good shape, built in 1951 and a majority of the problems were cosmetic
3- the backyard was huge and fenced in, with 4 really big, beautiful trees!
4- there was room to expand- the basement was unfinished but had a full bathroom and potential for another bedroom…one day
5- we saw past the nasty interior problems (bad paint,old windows, painted hardwood floors, outdated finishes etc) and saw the potential for something beautiful
We were very fortunate to have about 6 weeks to do some serious renovation work before moving in… during that time we, with the help of our wonderful family and friends….
1-repainted every surface
3-ripped out carpet in upstairs bedrooms
4-refinished all the brown/peach painted hardwood floors/stairs
5- demolished basement built-ins
6-plugged 300+ screw holes in hardwood floors
7- had new Pella windows installed…
Here are a few before/after pics of the work we did before moving in
Can you believe someone actually painted those BEAUTIFUL floors???
repairing the screw holes
master bed room
after sanding/before stain
We have done a lot of work since moving into the house in mid May 2012. We still have a lot of work left to do. Stay tuned for more updated pictures and new home improvement projects. We are having a blast and cant wait to share the progress with you!