After ...Now ;)
I promise I am still alive and still planning on blogging..
Honestly, I have been trying to get things done so I can post some "Before and After" pictures of our renovation. I finally came to my senses and realized that it will be a LONG time before I am ready to post the "after" pictures... So goes the "Before and Now" pictures ;).
Over the past two+ months, we have moved in our new home; started the kids in school and Sean in his new job; moved out of our new home for a week, and finally made the official move in....big exhale...
Here is the card we sent out.
Here is our new nest ;)
If you know us at all then you know that we love to buy a house and renovate it to make it our own. This house is no different. It is a 1986 traditional ranch - one level with a basement.
We are in love with the house and even more in love with our plans for it ;).
The first big project was knocking down several walls to make for a more updated flow. We basically completely redesigned the entryway, den, kitchen, dining room and breakfast room.
The next big project was the floors. The house had a lot of carpet, some linoleum, tile in the bathrooms, and a little hardwood. We decided to have hardwood installed throughout the entire house with the exception of 2 of the bathrooms, where we will leave the white porcelain tile.
entering my new home before
As you can see, it was a bit like a box. Walls to your left and right and even a wall in front of you. The only thing that you could access from the entryway was the hallway that led you to the rest of the house. It was, however, one of the few spaces in the house that had hardwood floors.
another view before
wow.. what a streaky mirror. I almost took another picture, but decided I am too tired and you will understand. ;)
The doors to the right lead to the bedrooms.
Of course, before it looked like that.. It looked like this.
Here is what we did:
refinished the hardwoods (to match the new ones we had installed throughout the house)
changed the hardware on the door
opened up the wall leading to the dining room
added the double doors that lead to the bedrooms (they still need hardware)
opened the wall leading to the den
painted the walls (Ben Moore) Tyler Taupe
Coming soon: the den now