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YAY! After living in a studio almost 4 years longer than we expected to, we are finally going to be home owners again.
I meant to have pics on here, but my computer is down and I also dropped my camera and broke it. (Ouch! I know!)
It is in need of some TLC. We aren’t afraid of that, however, as it’s nothing that time and a little (okay, a lot) of elbow grease can’t take care of. Our plan is to do the main things that will make it comfortable for almost immediate move-in, and then continue on from there. So this house edition exhibits the five things that we hope to finish before moving in.
The carpet is awful. I am a picky carpet person and the thought of old carpet seriously grosses me out. (We all have our “thing”–you know what it is for you…previously owned carpet is one of mine.) Gratefully, everyone agrees that this carpet is not salvageable.
Count your blessings, hah!
So out it goes. We are still deciding what we will replace it with…
Paint and Trim
One of the easiest ways to update a home, in my opinion, is with paint and trim. And, again, luckily for me, it needs it. The main paint is a peachy-beige and the walls must not have been primed because it is pretty splotchy throughout. Except for two rooms: the master and one other bedroom. The master bedroom has grey paint. I actually like grey, but this one is a pretty dark grey with a purple hue, which is even more dark at night. Not liking the cave experience at all. The other bedroom is a garish red with black mickey mouse symbols (the head/ears thing) all over. I really don’t like most disney related stuff anyway, but I really, really don’t like character-related decor, clothing, toys, ect. My opinion, I know, but it just smacks of McDonald’s kid’s meals–something else I really don’t like….
Somehow had to fit this in…
Paint Kitchen Cabinets
The kitchen is pretty dated, but has lots of cabinets (yay!). We are planning on painting them white and adding some trim. This will help brighten the kitchen which is on the north side of the house and under a porch, making it the darkest room in the house. The bright cabinets will cheer it up a bit, I’m thinking. Painting cabinets isn’t all that difficult, but it is a process. We think it will be lots easier to do this before we move in as we have done this once before–but last time, we were living there while we did it.
Here are some pics of our current kitchen, which Daniel painted for me just last year. (Computer down, darn!) I love bright kitchens and am excited to see what a little paint can do to help this one out!
The house comes with a huge backyard, which is nice since we are used to living on an acre-plus and it is going to be an adjustment living with neighbors, lol. Also, gratefully, it has a 6 ft block privacy fence. I am already getting a weird “being watched” vibe at just the thought of being in town, lol, and it makes me feel much more comfortable to have this little bit of privacy. However, it has three entries (two drive through and one walk in entry) that don’t have gates. That’s not gonna work for this gal. I need the security of knowing that the kiddos are corralled back there, ya know? Hence the gates.
Blinds for the Windows
Another measure to help me feel comfortable adjusting to town living. (Or another way to cope with Feeling Watched Syndrome, lol.) Not really in a creepy way or anything; more like I am just not used to sidewalks that random people will walk on near my house. Sidewalks are for parks, ya’ll.
Okay, that sounds like a lot of work. Really, it’s mostly a toilet and tub/bath replacement. Oh, and painting the cabinets for the same reasons listed above. Oh, and painting the walls. But the painting would be done regardless. So, like I said, it’s really just a small matter of replacing the toilet, tub and tile surround (which is cracked in a few places). I did mention that, didn’t I? Just another thing that I think will be easier doing before moving in. Mom, I need to use the bathroom!!! Um, can it wait? Dad hasn’t installed the new toilet yet…
Def. doing that before moving in!=)
So there you have it! Five things for Friday=a lot of
Thanks for reading. And thanks, Heather, for the blog hop!
ETA: I am seriously lacking here for not having pics, I know…they are coming, I promise!