I can't believe that we have only owned this house for like a month...It feels like we have owned it forever (and that we have been working on it forever)
And before we get to crazy with it all the things, I wanted to show everyone what it looked like when we bought it. (there might have been a few things ripped out before these pictures)
As of now, we have a semi clear view of what we are doing. Fixing up windows, remodel kitchen, sanding or adding in new floors. New lighting and paint. Radiant floor heat and a wood stove. Also going to rebuild the front porch. The biggest project is going to be ripping of the back roof and extending the footprint out about 8 feet and the ceilings up another 12-14 inches.It's a big job, but super needed. So yeah, there is some stuff that needs to be done. A lot of work, but hey, it's what we do. And it's going to be fantastic!
So here it is and excuse the mess, we weren't expecting company
Walking in the front door. You get a good view of the kitchen a stairs. We are thinking about putting in a full length old glass door here, but haven't decided yet (what do you think)
The front door. (I am keeping all the curtains)
Living area. And I didn't pull the curtains back, but you can kind of make out the stain glass in the windows, purple ans yellow. They are so pretty.
Another side view
Now lets go to the kitchen
Super tacky, but cute.
The window area is just great. We brought the table over(its nice to have a place to sit) and at the end of the day, we just sit here. So good.
I just realized that this is the only view of the back porch that I have which is crazy because it is one of my favorite spots in the house. It extends the entire length of that back of the house and is all windows. Plus there us a door from the driveway to get in. I'll have to get a good picture to show you later (and it is now full of trash and wood, but you know)
The door on the right is that bathroom.
As of right now, this is the only bathroom in the whole house and it's getting ripped out. We are doing a 1/2 bath downstairs (the mr wants to do a 3/4 bath and I kinda don't) and building a full bath upstairs. This space is then going to be a big ass pantry for me!!!!!
rest of the kitchen.
So the kitchen is pretty much being gutted. We don't have exact plans for it yet, except that it has to be super functional and fantastic (and pretty).
Door to the basement and the door to the left is the bedroom off the kitchen. The doorway is being (already has been) extended and are putting in a french door situation. Something old and all windows to let the light flow.
The downstairs bedroom (Hi Nick). See that door? It's a huge closet that is going to be the 1/2 bath. And that big wall...that's the other side of the living room and its already GONE! SO this room is now dinning area that is connected to the living area. It's one big open floor plan.
Now lets go upstairs. Like that carpet? Yeah, it's pretty great.(no not really) We are ripping it out. There will be ZERO carpet in my house!
As soon as you get to the top of the stairs this bedroom (guest/room for the littles) is on the right. Yes it is tiny, but it is really cute and gets great light. There is a little closet that you can't see from this picture and we are actually going to be busting out both sides of the walls and making it a little bigger. It's kind of hard to explain, but the way the house is, there is a bunch of dead space behind those walls. We are going to create little nooks in the wall for the bed and secret a hide out.
Second room at the top of the stairs. (shared studio/office)
And remember how I said we are ripping the roof off? That will effect this room. The weird angle will be gone and it will be much much bigger with a wall of windows.
The tiny hallway between rooms (hi Washer)
Hallway closet which is going to be the bathroom upstairs. (It will go back about 9 feet and is about 9 feel wide)
Third bedroom. (our room) Kind of a weird shape but is actually really cool. And again, the wall with the angle is getting busted down, floor extended and a giant wall of windows
Oh and new hardwood throughout the upstairs.
View of the back porch. See all the window!!!!!!
And the lovely yard. Going to bring over a few bee hive, get more chickens, and get rid of most of the grass and plant all veggies and flowers. We need to re- fence (washer is great but will take off if he sees another dog) and the trees need to be taken back a bit.
That's it for now. There are so many things that we have to do,(and are already doing) I'll try and keep up with keeping you all posted on the progress!
Have a great weekend!