First Time Home Buyer
The day has come, my friends, to show you our final home tour on our little cottage in the city. It is definitely bittersweet to share this post and video with you, since so much love and hard work has been poured into this home. We were definitely never intending to sell it only a year and a half after we purchased it (if we had known, we never would have bought it in the first place), but opportunities much too grand to let pass by came up that we just had to jump on for the future of our growing family.
I explain in the video a lot of what we did as well as why we finished the basement right before selling, so watch that if you would like more detail.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the video with before photos, an emotional update, and a full home tour of the house at the time of selling.
Upstairs Floor Plan Before and After
Back Bedroom Upstairs
Front “Master” Bedroom Upstairs
Stairway Down to Basement Family Room
Basement Floor Plan Before and After
Basement Family Room
Basement Full Bathroom
Back Basement Bedroom
Front Basement Bedroom
I hope you enjoyed the final home tour! We are very sad to leave this home, especially now that it is almost exactly how I envisioned it would be for us over time as our family grew, but it is just a house and now someone else can enjoy it. We would greatly appreciate prayers for a quick sale close to asking price so we can move on to a new home hopefully before little Celia arrives.
It’s definitely been far too long since we have posted, but this has been a very crazy year! We wanted to update with posts for every step along the way during our renovation, but since that took up our weekends and many of our nights, there was really no time to update. Instead of going step-by-step through the renovation (which we might break down a little more in the future if anyone is interested), we are instead showing you the “final” (right, it’s never finished) tour now that the renovation is done and we have it decorated for the holidays.
In this video, I explain what we did as well as what we are planning on doing, because there are still tons of things on our to do list. Coming up soon, we will be posting a rundown list of all the projects dealing with our house, both finished and left to do. Trust me, there are a lot more “to dos” then there are “finished” at this point, but most of the major stuff is out of the way!
Before you view the video, let’s recap what the floor plan looked like when we bought the house:
And this is the house after the renovation:
What we did:
- Removed the stairs between the kitchen and dining room and added new stairs in a “u” shape in the entryway
- Closed in the doorway to the kitchen from the entryway
- Removed part of the wall between the living room and dining room
- Closed in the bathroom-wall closet in the dining room (which will get added to the bathroom later), closed in the dining room doorway to the bedroom hall, and opened up the entire wall between the old stairs and the dining room to make it more open to the kitchen
- Added a buffet where the old stairs used to be
- Added two new cabinets to the kitchen as well as a dishwasher. Painted the cabinets. Replaced the sink, faucet, and countertop.
- Painted all the walls in the living area
- Removed the carpet in the living area
Please don’t mind the random music in the middle of the video. I’m not sure how that happened and didn’t realize it until it was already uploaded.
We are so excited to finally share the results! We have tons of projects planned for this year, but will be tackling them at a slower pace so we hope to update as we go this year!
We would love to know your thoughts on what we have done and what we plan to do. I love being inspired by other people’s ideas and love getting input from others!
I hope you all had a merry Christmas and have an amazing new year!