We've put a lot of blood, sweat, tears, hope, and a ton of memories into our house this year. I've compiled a "then and now" post to show the progress we've made. As you'll see in several of the pictures, we've done a lot, but it's still very much so a project house. We have big plans to continue renovating in the coming years, but it's fun to pause and realize just how much we've done this year!
**disclaimer: Yes, there is still heinously ugly, eye-assaulting carpet in some parts of the house. It's next on our renovation project, but...money. So, for now, my poor son has pink carpet, and the rest of us live with vision-impairing green carpet.
|We added a front door, replaced the window, pulled up carpet and put in vinyl floors, painted, and closed in the original exterior door. (Seen belowwwww)|
|We replaced carpet with vinyl, replaced the window, painted, and inherited Isaac's grandma's dining room furniture when she downsized!|
|We replaced carpet with vinyl, killed at least a million ants living under the carpet, replaced the window, got new blinds, painted, and rearranged at least five times.|
|Oh, and we added a built-in ironing board (thank you, honey! I looooove it!)|
|We replaced the flooring, replaced the window, and got a new dishwasher.|
|We filled about 50 large screw/nail holes in the walls, replaced the windows, painted (it's actually a lovely greige -- Silver Fox -- I highly recommend it -- but the lighting and the cast from the carpet makes this picture look funky).|
|New flooring, new windows.|
I probably should have warned Isaac I was taking a picture to post on the blog. Alas, I clearly did not.
|New paint, new mirror, sealed the cracked grout in the bathtub, tore down wallpaper border, added the cabinet over the toilet (picture on left is "in progress), painted.|
|Updated paint and window.|
|Updated paint and flooring.|
THE EXTERIOR FRONT
|We closed in the breezeway, and are well underway on turning the garage into a mother-in-law unit for my mom!!!!|
NANA'S COTTAGE (INSIDE)
|Looking from her front door, through the living room and into the kitchen.|
|From the kitchen, through the laundry, into the bathroom. Bedroom will be to the right of the bathroom.|