Hi everyone.....ha, or those still listening. I've been very absent in the past 2,3....4 months. Right after we sold our house (August 20th) life got shaken up and I feel like I'm just now standing on 2 feet correctly. In the middle of the 'shaking' we were blessed with the news that we're expecting baby #2!! We're over-joyed and can't wait to add to our family....just 2 more trimesters to go.
But, I know you're most interested in our renovation. :) We're currently in the middle of the whole process, so I'll need to back track a few weeks and get you started from the beginning.....
I'll flood ya'll with the photos from my phone that I took right before we closed....it's 1960's at it's finest. A few highlights (that are now in the trash) were the wall mounted electric can opener, hidden tooth brush holders, flip door (from the wall) weigh scales, sunken living room with cork tiles, LOTS of purple and white quartz (the whole fireplace was covered in them) and honestly the list goes on. BUT, that's why I love these homes.... the character is amazing.
Front of the house from the online listing. Things to do: new landscaping, roof and painting the brick.
Front living room (will become our family room) with quartz fireplace and sunken area. We will be tearing down the wall surrounding the fireplace and raising the floor.
Dining room just off the front living room.
Kitchen....at the back of the house. You can't see 2/3 of the space, but you get it. Hi hubbs!
Back family room...we tore down that wall with the bookshelf and the kitchen is expanding into here.
The other half of the family room....a small seating are will go here for causal family gatherings. You can also see the hall that leads to the bedrooms.
Front hall.... raised wood paneling over flocked wall paper. Delightful! The paneling is staying and the wallpaper is going. :)
Fun stair detail from the family room...we're keeping this and painting it.... including the paneling.
Kids bathroom...it's huge in person. I actually think the tile detail is fun, but it's getting changed out for an update. Cabinets and layout will remain....just new tile.
And... the backyard. It's really long and a tad narrow but it's filled with amazing trees that are hard to find in CO. Partly what sold me on this house.
So, that's my starting post on the renovation. I'll go into more detail of the floorplan in the next post....3 walls are coming down and we're expanding the master suite!!!!