Home Sweet Home

I’m not going to let this blog fall off the face of the earth, regardless of how long I go between posting. “Thankfully,” I’m feeling under the weather so I’m devoting some couch time to the blog.

In February, we were house hunting, and after several open houses in cookie cutter homes, I suggested we go to one more at a house which I described as “kind of ugly.” It didn’t have much curb appeal, but as soon as we walked into this home, it was obvious that this was the house for us.

It wasn’t in terrible shape at all, but it did need some work, which was something we were looking for. Plus, it had more than plenty of room in which to grow our family. A week or so later, we were making a final offer on the house.

In March, we signed for the house while I was in Florida on Spring Break, and the month of April was used for demolition and renovation. There wasn’t a whole lot of DIY involved because the scope of the work was beyond our skill level. To our great surprise, the work was finished on time, and we were able to move in during the first weekend of May.

So without further adieu, welcome to a snapshot of our home…

BEFORE: The "beautiful" wood-paneled Bum Room.
BEFORE: The “beautiful” wood-paneled Bum Room.
The kitchen, which we'll update later.
The kitchen, which we’ll update later.
BEFORE: The informal living room with a wall bordering the formal living room.
BEFORE: The informal living room with a wall bordering the formal living room.
Signing day -- Facetiming Ryan with the keys to our new home.
Signing day — Facetiming Ryan with the keys to our new home.
Carrying his Bride over the threshold.
Carrying his Bride over the threshold.
Ryan getting ready to do some demo -- he's been waiting for this for years.
Ryan getting ready to do some demo — he’s been waiting for this for years.
Charlotte and I lending a hand.
Charlotte and I lending a hand.
Informal/formal living room.
Informal/formal living room.
Informal/formal living room.
Informal/formal living room.
Informal/formal living room.
Informal/formal living room.
AFTER: Bonus room. New floors, new paint.
AFTER: Bonus room. New floors, new paint.
Move in day! Charlotte is SO EXCITED!
Move in day! Charlotte is SO EXCITED!
BEFORE: Exterior of the home.
BEFORE: Exterior of the home.
AFTER: Living room. Ryan has since completed the fireplace -- so it looks like the blog is due for an update already :)
AFTER: Living room. New floors, new paint, no wall. Ryan has since completed the fireplace — so it looks like the blog is due for an update already 🙂
AFTER: Exterior of home.
AFTER: Exterior of home.

One thought on “Home Sweet Home

  1. I love that you got the kids involved even the tiniest bit! This house reminds me of one of the ones I grew up in.

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