Thursday, December 17, 2015

Helllllloooo Internet!

After two very long weeks with no internet, we finally got it hooked up on Tuesday. Which means that I can come back to blogging full force! Woot woot! Except for lets be honest, with Christmas coming up, full force may look more like one or two posts a week. Oh well, at least I have the option to blog, now that I have internet again.

Enough with the internet talk though and more about the new house. I know you are all dying to hear more about it and see pictures and all that exciting stuff.  I have decided for my first post back, I will just share some of the lovely photos we have of the place. We decided we wanted to get some really good "before" pictures taken of the house so that when it's all renovated and beautiful later on, we can really see the difference. So we got Caleb Hunt (the same guy who took all the fabulous pictures of our last place when we were selling) to come out the day after we moved in and photograph everything.

I obviously won't be sharing them all with you in this post, since there would be way too many, but I think this little sampling should do. I will share more details with you as I talk about different projects we are working on.

We have so many plans for basically everything that it can feel very overwhelming, so I'm trying to focus on one thing at a time and the rest will fall into place. The yard will need a lot of work (especially raking) but we plan to live with it for a year before making any decisions on changes. That way we will see all the seasons and know what needs to be done where. Plus, it gives us some time to work on the inside which is the more important part anyways.

Caleb did such a good job with these photos that he almost made the house look good. I mean, it's really not that bad but the pictures don't show all the blemishes and defaults and such. So just keep that in mind as you look through these next ones.

When you come up the stairs and turn right, there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. As you can see from the above photos, the previous owners weren't the best at choosing colours. Although to give them some credit, the rooms were both kids' rooms and the green bathroom is a little harder to change. Don't you worry though, these rooms are going to change drastically and look 100% better when we're done with them. At least that's the hope. This end of the house will be the first to get a makeover (the bathroom is already in progress, more on that in another post) and we have some solid plans on how to improve the bedrooms (other than fresh paint and new curtains).

The other end of the house is our living room, dining room, kitchen, sunroom and current master bedroom.

While we do plan to make changes to all of the above rooms, they aren't first on the priority list so we are "living" in them more. The current master bedroom is in the old attached garage and is so awkward with the weird little hobbit door and the dangerous stairs, but since it's kind of separate from the rest of the house we are using it as our living space. We have our bed, all of our clothes, our office, and our tv and loveseat in there. The only other rooms that are getting used much are the bathroom and the kitchen, while the rest of the house stays mostly empty.

The basement is a bit of a disaster. There is a bedroom, a bathroom, a large living area, a weird kitchenette and a utility room. It will pretty much stay a disaster for a long while yet, as we will focus primarily on the main floor and getting that livable.

So there you have it, our new place. Like I said earlier, there will be many more posts in the future focusing on specific areas and I will share more pictures and details then. I just know a bunch of you have been asking to see more pictures so I hope this will do.


  1. Yay for internet and blog posts! I am definitely looking forward to seeing the improvements over the next few months. :) Some questions: Who made the tree face?
    Is that green linoleum in the basement?
    Have you tripped or fallen on your goofy bedroom stairs yet?
    When will you do a virtual tour?

    1. Of course you would have questions. :P
      1) The creepy tree face was there when we moved in.
      2)The linoleum is green and quite hideous.
      3) I have not tripped and fallen yet but I did have a moment where I thought I was going to and my whole body tensed up. Plus, I have smacked my head on the low frame.
      4) The virtual tour will come in the new year, remind me if I forget.

    2. Love it! Can't wait to see what you do with the place! We have been in our new place for 4 months now and are *finally* picking paint colors!

    3. I am finding picking paint colours really hard, so I don't blame you for waiting on them! But yay for making progress!

  2. I am so excited to see all of this in person tomorrow and have you explain all of your amazing plans to me.

    1. I bet I'm even more excited!!! Only a few more hours until you're here!

  3. Excited to see what you guys do with the place, looks like it has lots of potential!

    1. Thanks! It really does have lots of potential, which is why we chose this place. It's pretty much exactly what we were looking for.

  4. Looks like a big spacious place! Be interesting to watch what you do with it.