We bought a 20 year old, new-to-us house in the summer of 2014 and are having a blast remodeling and making it ours! I’ve banished all of the green, red and gold from our former home, so this one will have a totally new look. It’s still very much a work in progress, but I’ll be adding updates as spaces are completed.
This is just an small snippet of all that’s been happening at our new house! Click HERE to see more.
The foyer already had good bones – they were just old and outdated ones. We made over the staircase by replacing the old pink carpet, refinishing the hardwood floors and steps, painting the oak trim a crisp white and by painting the handrails black.
We completely gutted the original kitchen in this house. I’m beyond happy that we’re almost finished! The only project left to do is to add the light rail to the bottom of the cabinets.
The Breakfast Area
Our kitchen is a long room with the breakfast area being at the opposite end of where the cabinets are.
The Laundry Room
Oh boy and sheesh. What a major mess the laundry room was. Check out the reveal to see the before.
A total room reveal is coming soon, but in the meantime take a look at our fireplace transformation. You will be amazed at the before and after’s.
The master bathroom was another room in our new house to receive a major renovation. It’s still a work in progress, but we’re getting closer. The removal of the original owner’s ginormous raised spa tub created a little nook that was perfect for me to turn into my dressing area/makeup vanity.
The Screen Porch
The screen porch was one of our favorite things about this house. It went from blah and boring to our favorite hangout spot.
My plans for including a mudroom area in our laundry room didn’t pan out. Here’s what I did instead!
One of the first projects that we tackled was to open up the view of the house from the street. This is what we saw the very first time that we looked at the house. It was an overgrown jungle.
And this is what it looks like after we limbed up the huge oak trees, removed some of the scraggly under-plantings and ripped out every single one of the overgrown shrubs along the front of the house. We also reduced the size of the natural space, which allowed us to add more grass.
I dearly love the two turrets on the back of the house. I’m not wild about the look of the triangular shaped windows that you can see on either side of the chimney, but they let an enormous amount of light into the family room. All of the vegetation along the deck and porch is overgrown and will be ripped out at some point.
Thank you for stopping by. I’d love for you to follow along with our renovation and decorating adventrues!