Friday, August 5, 2016

70's Home Reno - Sneak Peek

Good Morning! It's Friday already. This week went fast. I wanted to show a couple of pictures of the remodel. iPhone pictures, of course. I have to cleanup and stage each room before taking blog worthy pictures, but I couldn't wait to give a sneak peek.

We went with white and pale grey color palette for this house. We have honey oak and beige all over our old home and they are so not my colors. But the house was new and it was our first house so we couldn't dare to change anything. This home gave us a perfect blank slate to pick the colors I wanted. Most people that walk in say you painted all walls white, but it's not white. It's grey. I will list the paint colors used as I share each room. Have a great weekend.

Friday, June 3, 2016

70's Home Reno - The Before

Its been over a year and half  we closed on our new OLD house and I am starting my renovation posts now. It was a looooong renovation that is yet to be finished. But it is far better than where we started.

Here is how it looked when we bought it.

Living Room

Dining room with mirrored wall and a pocket door leading to Kitchen.

View from front door. Glad that the living room has high ceilings. makes a good first impression on the otherwise low ceiling old house.

Spacious Kitchen

Family Room

Master bedroom

Master Bath with a pocket door to toilet & shower. No door from bedroom to the vanity area.

Upstairs hallway to Bonus room/ Den. Wallpaper!!


Upstairs hallway to 3 more bedrooms and a full bath

A deep pool that occupies the entire backyard. 

We had to deal with new electrical panel, new airducts, replacing windows, removal of wallpaper and stucco (not popcorn) ceiling, I know who does that for inside the house?

It was hell through the first few months of renovation, especially being the first time for us.

We waited for it to finish, expecting it might take 2-3 months. 5 months in and it seemed like never ending so when we felt it came to a livable state we moved in. The very first day we moved in we had a toilet overflow that forced us to gut and redo the only bath (powder room actually) we remodeled before moving in. We pulled through and managed to get some smaller projects completed while living in. I will share some latest pictures in next post.