Tomorrow is my home's 2 Anniversary, with Me!
I've been a happy homeowner to my first abode the last two years!! Some may nicely say, I'm a picky girl (I like to say detailed), it's a process finding the right house, as it should be. Also as someone who works in residential design and real estate this was especially difficult, I wanted the best (the tight budget allowed)! The road was a challenging one, with ups and downs. The upsetting news when the cute condo fell through, to the numerous offers and price drops that finally led me to my sweet home. I always say, "everything happens for a reason"!
So I seriously stalked the cute ranch on a nice street for weeks, wouldn't you agree?
Well it was the ugliest house on the street but that's the best part! I was able to make the changes I wanted and see the ugly, over grown house with great bones become a cute, home sweet home!
Happily after about two months of renovating (I loved every minute of it) my two bathrooms, painting each room, refinishing hardwood floors, and the not so exciting & most costly- a new furnace, new electrical box and giving the kitchen, I like to say- "face lift", it was move in time! Oh and lots of yard work!!
A glimpse at some before and afters, so far;
|I seriously thought about keeping Tiffany blue toilet|
Bathroom before- nasty
|New paint on walls and tile- yes it can be done, |
floor, vanity, toilet, hardware and lighting
|Living Room Before, hardwood floors a awesome surprise!|
|Living room After|
very dark, old kitchen before
|Kitchen face lift = new door to garage, flooring, |
paint, hardware, stainless appliances, and lighting
|Major Tree Trimming|
This summers project, New Patio~
Patio and garden to the left!
House to be painted a grey/green- Of course!
It was all possible thanks to the generous time/energy of my amazing Dad, talented Uncle, always helping Mom, Aunts and friends, I'm so grateful!! It's still a work in progress, the new kitchen and basement remodel are two huge projects I look forward to someday!
Hopefully more professional pictures to come!
all images by Belle Design