Seeing as we just bought a house, there isn’t much left in the bank by way of remodeling or renovating. So we are taking small steps at the moment! I wanted to share with you the way everything looked upon closing. I did clean the carpets before these photos were taken (the previous owner had two dogs and a cat) but that is basically it. Enjoy!
Above is the living room. Nearly of the windows are custom made from when the house was originally built, aka AWKWARD.
Now we are just to the left of the big living room window. You can see the entry way door to the breezeway between the garage and the house.
Above you can see into the breakfast nook and just a little bit of the kitchen, to the right is the hallway that leads to the bedrooms and bathrooms.
This is the view from the breakfast nook. Hooray for galley kitchens! (NOT). That is all the counter space we have, I REPEAT, that is all the counter space we have. My inner foodie chef is slowly dying. We are going to knock down this dividing wall on the right and do an open floor plan with a kitchen island in its place.
Just a bit more of our tiny kitchen.
Now I've stepped through that entryway door into the breezeway. This room is not insulated, brr. The fire place is beautiful, but it's such a shame it's in a tiny space! Not to worry, we have plans. We would like to knock down the wall between the breezeway and living room to create one big great room so the fireplace becomes a center piece. The door to the right of the fireplace leads to the garage.
Here we are looking back at the entryway door side of the room. Wood paneling in all its fetid glory.
Above we are looking down the main hallway.
Bathroom #1, don't you love that linoleum floor? Kill me now. Hahahaha. Eventually I'm going to remodel this into a first floor laundry.
Bathroom #2 is immediately following bathroom #1. I know, it's a very well thought out floor plan.
Above is the master bedroom. Very tiny, and the closet is even tinier! Good thing Paul and I are minimalists!!
This is bedroom #2. This will be Paul's office and our guest bedroom, and eventually transferred over to a master bathroom. Claw foot tub here I COME!!
This is bedroom #3, and now functions as my office. This will continue to be my office as well as function as a guest bedroom.
As you can see, there are some strange arrangement and size of windows. We would love to reframe some of the windows and walls in the house to let in a bunch more natural light. Right now the house feels very dark and confined. With all that beautiful property out back we want to be able to see it and enjoy it from inside the house!
Another charming aspect of this house is the three different shades of carpet. We will be ripping all that up and either restoring the hardwood flooring underneath (lucky us!) or putting in hardwood flooring.
I'll be posting updated photos in a few days now that we are moved in. Stay tuned!
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1. Joe Salatin
2. Rachel Carson
3. Wendell Berry
4. Temple Grandin
5. Sustainable Dish
6. Zero Waste Home
7. Allan Savory
Favorite Books of 2018
2. Bringing it to the Table
3. Holistic Management
4. The Small Scale Poultry Flock
5. In The Company of Women