Update: This post is not a true representation of what our home looks like, but merely what it looked like the day this was posted. For an accurate view of our case–check out the House Tour page.
I finally got around to our “House Tour” tab. Here you can find the full grand tour complete with before pictures and the progress we have made in each space in our house. I will update the pictures as we renovate, but here is how the tab looks today.
We moved into our very first home April 2, 2011. We took a video
right away, because we knew we would be changing things immediately. And we definitely have. Our home is a work in progress and we are taking it day by day. Here’s what it looks like today:
Here’s the front of our home. Nothing has changed. Chris was excited to buy a mower
and he keeps our lawn prim and trim. Other than that, we haven’t touched a thing.
Here is our back yard. We have a third of an acre and it’s pretty much all lawn right now, with the exception of the dog kennel in the corner. We are excited to have a garden and an outdoor area to entertain someday.
When you walk in the front door, you are standing in the living room. This is what it looked like when we first moved in:
To the right of the living room is the staircase that leads upstairs to three bedrooms and two bathrooms. When we first moved in the stairs were color-clash central. White, green, yellow and beige were all visible there and the wall above the staircase was big and bare.
Straight through the living room, you see the dining room. When we moved in, it had bad yellow paint and a bad off-centered chandelier.
Our kitchen (to the left of the dining room table) had the same bad yellow on the walls:
We covered up the yellow paint, and this is what it looks like today:
In steps the poopy-beige paint we inherited with the house. The family room was a dumping ground of sorts when we first moved in. We didn’t have furniture for the room, so lots of stuff gathered there until we figured out what we wanted to do.
Our laundry room/half bath is through the door in the hallway off of the family room. When we arrived, it was a mess. Nothing has changed. We were extremely happy to inherit the washer and dryer, though.
There are two bedrooms in the basement. Although, we would be frightened to sleep in either of them in their current state. The first one we have plans to turn into an office/guest room down the road, but right now we are just storing stuff in in until we get to that project:
The second bedroom in the basement also has the furnace in it. It recently had a little water problem due to all the rain. Besides, ripping up the wet carpet and the wet drywall, we haven’t done a thing:
Back up 2 1/4 flights of stairs, there is a small, but full bathroom in the hall that gets used only at night when Greta takes her bath. We haven’t done any work to it, yet.
Our little girl’s room was the first we tackled, although it is still a work in progress. When we first moved in, it looked like this:
2nd Upstairs Bedroom/Playroom
An almost identical “before” picture, there is a bedroom right next to Greta’s that has a lot of old baby stuff in it. Greta sometimes plays in here for now, but we haven’t updated it at all.
We haven’t started on our room yet either (although, we have started brainstorming). Here it is, looking just as it did the day we moved in.
And here is our bathroom, also untouched for now.