House Tour

Here is our “Fixer Upper” and the progress we’ve made….you’ve come a long way, baby!

Front of House

We haven’t done much to the exterior yet, but that’s all going to change this summer! Look for updates soon!

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Back of House

We have grass now!

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It is hard to see in the next two photos, but we’ve taken 23 dead trees out of the backyard, added 60 yards of topsoil, and a retaining wall (in addition to the grass!). There is a yard to play in now!

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Living Room

The living room has had the ceiling, walls, and trim painted. Still to come: painting the windows, adding window treatments, recovering the existing pillows, a fireplace facelift, and adding artwork to the walls.

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Entryway

So far, the inside of the front door has been painted to match the outside, a small bookshelf is in place to hold shoes, and a clock added above the shoe rack.

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Dining Room

So far we’ve added a skim coat to the walls; painted the walls, ceiling, trim, and window; replaced the sliding door; and plopped down our furniture. Now just to take some pictures…

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Kitchen

This was the first room to get a big renovation. We put in new appliances, flooring, countertops, and cabinet hardware, and I put in a huge labor of love with a big pregnant belly: painted the cabinets. What a job! Here’s the result of all that work!

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Laundry Room/Half Bath

This room has had massive transformation! We’ve replaced the water-logged ceiling; painted the ceiling, walls, trim, window, and cabinets; replaced the vinyl flooring; added a curtain; hung art, mirror, and ironing board; and added a new washer and dryer. I love this little room now! It’s so light and refreshing. It was a bit of a dungeon before.

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Hallway

Ok, peal and stick tiles: who does that? I’ve read good tutorials online, but due to my experience in this house, I’m not a fan. In this are we’ve removed the peal and stick tile; laid new carpet; painted trim, walls, and ceiling; hung a gallery wall; and replaced the light fixture.

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My baby’s room! It was the stinkiest/most blinding room in the house: fire engine red walls and a strong smell of urine. Yum! So far we’ve replaced the carpet, painted the walls, ceiling, trim, and windows; painted the closet; and hung art.

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Master Bedroom

No work on this room yet. Hopefully soon!

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Guest Bedroom

This room was a hot mess. This was the first room we painted with the sprayer…BIG learning curve. It looks lovely now!

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Full Bathroom

This room has not been touched yet…soon!

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Family Room

Paint, new carpet, and plopping our furniture down. That’s all we’ve  done so far!

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Basement Bathroom

This room was a mess of an unfinished project when we bought the house. We’ve finished the drywall, trim, added fixtures (toilet, sink, mirror, vanity, lights, exhaust fan), and replaced the window. Looking good now!

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Basement Guest Room

Another room with new paint and carpet and that’s it!

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Office/Playroom/Workshop??

Well…not much of anything yet. More like a junk room…it’s on the to do list!

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