Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Our House....Before

We purchased our first home this spring! We closed at the end of April, and have been working on it ever since! Here are some (pretty rough) befores:

The kitchen. The cabinets are really nice, but everything else pretty much has to go!
The backyard. Lots of work to do there!
View from the front. We're definitely going to have to work on curb appeal! We are right across the street from three parks and a jogging trail, so if you turn around, it's really pretty. We'll have to work at making this view pretty too! The flags are still from the realtor. Also need to get rid of that bball goal.
Part of the back of the house. We'd like to put a deck in here.

The Garage..ready to be primed and painted. Norris is planning to paint and epoxy the floor.

The backyard. Getting a little better just by a week after we moved in! A fence needs to be built to hide the neighbor's "shed". We don't live in the ghetto, but our backyard neighbors seem to think we do!
The "harvest gold" kitchen floor. Wow. You can't really see the wallpaper that was up because I forgot to take pictures of it. It was primary colored apple trees all over.
The living room, after being primed. This carpet was pretty rank!

A hallway upstairs. Leads back to the bedrooms.
The guest bedroom, which was a nice bubble gum pink color! The other upstairs room (our room) was a baby boy blue. We can't figure out which room an adult lived in! The pink room does have a giant closet, so maybe that one?
The bathroom, after being primed. I love how big it is. I really wanted a house with a bathroom attached to our room, but this works for now. Let's put that on our "next house" list!
Utility room. There is a half bath without a wall (a toilet behind that partial wall). How strange.

The basement. It's been recently remodeled, which was really strange, but totally sold us on the house! Norris lived down here when we first bought because it was the nicer part of the house. I love the gas fireplace...or I'm sure I'll love it whenever it gets cold outside anyway!

Side area of the basement, connected to the picture above.
Kitchen in full construction mode. The only appliance left was this white dishwasher which we really don't like, but probably won't replace until it dies. Sweet brass light fixtures, huh?!?
Looking the other way in the kitchen. Left doorway goes to front room, then the staircase to the basement is over that ledge.
The living room, post primer, pre new light fixture and white trim.