Tuesday, September 7, 2010

"Option Pending": One Year Ago

It's been a little over a year since our offer was accepted on our new house. I saw it hit the market at noon one Friday, our fabulous agent got us in to see it by 5:00 p.m., and we signed the contract just before heading out of town for the weekend.  Our offer was accepted by 8:00 a.m. the next morning, and we shared a celebratory mimosa toast with friends.

Here's what a year can change:   

dining room: before
dining room: after
guest bedroom: before
guest bedroom: after
kitchen: before
kitchen: after
Please excuse the flowers I have drying in both the kitchen and the nursery.
nursery: before
the beginning of Preston's nursery
family room: before
family room: before
Family room: after
family room: after
 1st bath: before
1st bath: after
1st bath: before
1st bath: after (still need to finish the lighting)
master bedroom: before
master bedroom: after
laundry/Mud Room: before
Laundry/Mud Room: after
breakfast area: before
breakfast area: after
Office/Study  (No before picture to compare)
Please excuse the half-dead plant...I'm trying to revive it.
Entry way (Again no before pic to compare)
It's been a year of hard work.  We removed paneling, put up sheetrock, painted the entire interior, put down hardwood floors throughout the house, ripped out the built-in cabinets, changed out most of the hardware in the house, replaced all interior doors, removed wallpaper in the 1st bath, and replaced mirrors and faucets in there as well.  As for decor we worked mainly with what we already owned, and we worked with a fairly tight budget.  

Eventually we want to renovate both bathrooms and update the kitchen and laundry room cabinet doors. We'll see how/when/if the budget allows now that our family of two will be growing by two feet. I hear that children are expensive.   :)


Karah said...

I just love your house. You have done such a great job. Its so cute. :)

abby @ tales and trials said...

I LOVE your house! I especially love your family room. It's very warm and inviting. Oh and I like the breakfast nook too. You definitely have an eye for decorating!

Heather said...

Love your house, it is beautiful!! You can definitely see the fruits of your labor, you have great taste and style! Cute blog!