As newlyweds, Zach and I started renovating an old one and a half story home together. We completely redid the living room and one bedroom before we had our first child. When I say redid, I really mean it, we completely gutted the room, put in new electrical, drywall, fixtures, flooring...everything. After Boden was born we got to work on the second bedroom, the bathroom and the kitchen. Then we had Addie. It was a ton of work, but the house was gorgeous in the end. About two weeks before we listed that house for sale we finished all the little last minute projects like trim and such. Though I did not always care for living in renovations, I remember that house fondly.
Our second home is very much like our first, it needed a lot of work when we bought it. The basement had to be completely gutted, and there was updating needed...pretty much everywhere. There was a wall paper border in every room, even in the closets, and there was some pretty fierce flooring throughout. Slowly but surely we've been updating the house and just a couple of months ago we replaced the kitchen flooring. I could not believe the difference neutral flooring made!
Here's the before:
The first few rows being installed!
Next up on the docket is fresh white trim. I don't know why, but we tend to run out of steam by the time we finish a room, so we procrastinate on the trim. We've been trim-less for a full two years!
Also on the to-do list for this winter: painting the boys' room. When Judson was born, we moved him and Boden into the larger of the kid's bedrooms, and popped Addie into the smaller room. Addie's room is all done, and as pretty as can be, but the boys are sleeping in her old purple and green room. It's probably time to get a little masculinity on those walls and make it a true boys room. It'll be a really fun project and I've already got more ideas than will fit in there.
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