Our Home

For the story behind the renovation and tips on renovating your own home, click here.
For a list of our house resources, click here.

Matt and I closed on our house on September 30, 2010. We were thrilled! ...and a little overwhelmed.  We felt so fortunate to purchase a house that was less than half a mile from the apartment we lived in for three years, and even more excited that we were able to stay in the area that we had grown to love. But we also knew the house needed a lot of work, more than just the average TLC, before it would be move-in ready.

So we got to work, found an amazing contractor, and learned all we could about flipping a house on a budget.  Five and a half months later, we moved in! 

Fortunately for us, we were able to work with the space within the house and didn't have to expand at all. This saved us a lot of money! The house was originally a 2 bedroom/1.5 bath with a dining room, sitting room, and work room. We were able to make the dining room a guest bedroom, the work room a master bedroom, the sitting room a dining room, and turned one of the original bedrooms into the master bathroom and closet. The finished product now has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths.

For a more detailed look at what the house looked like originally and then during the demolition/construction stage, click on the links.

Living Room Before

Living Room After

Dining Room Before

Bedroom After

Laundry Room Before

Laundry Room After

Bedroom Before

Bedroom After

Guest Bathroom Before

Guest Bathroom After

Kitchen Before
 The brown cabinets to the left go all the way down, leaving a small opening to the "sitting room".

Kitchen After

Sitting Room Before
The is the small entry-way from the kitchen.  The part to the right is the end of the brown cabinets. 

Dining Room After

Workroom Before

Master Bedroom After

Bedroom and 1/2 Bath Before

Master Bath and Closet After

The pocket door to the left goes to the "water closet" :)

Inside the pocket door

That about covers the inside! In October of 2013, we changed the look of the outside. You can check that out here. And for the ongoing yard makeover, check out the posts below: