Monday, January 7, 2013

New Home: Before Pics

During my hiatus from blogging a lot of things have taken place in my life. One of the biggest things has been me buying a house. Not only did I buy a house completely by myself but I also did a total overhaul on it. Below are a lot of Before and During pictures. 


The house was a foreclosure and I got a steal on it. 


I started the offer process in July and finally got the keys in September. I had the worst Realtor in the world. 


I am so mad that all these pictures are not turned the correct way. They aren't like that on my computer. Does anyone know how I can fix this? 
Above is the back door that comes in off the deck. This house has a huge yard. the deck that is currently on the house will be torn down and a new one will be built come Spring. 


Laundry closet. 


Master bedroom. I love the fact that the house is a split bedroom plan. 


Living room. The previous owner had put in ceramic tiles in the living room and dining room with a  hardwood square at the front door. It was a huge pain to get all that ceramic tile broken up and out of the house. 

Master walk-in closet


Master bathroom. This room was gross!


Kitchen


bedroom 2

Kitchen. 

2nd bathroom


bathroom mirror and light 


3rd bedroom or office


Kitchen again

Let the renovations begin!


new counter-tops waiting to be installed


Carpets have been ripped off. Even though the house was a foreclosure the former owners are the ones that had it built and didn't mess up the house when they left. The house was built in 1998 so it just needed some general upgrades. There were a lot of little holes in the wall where pictures had been hanging so all of that was filled in and sanded. 


All of the work was completed by myself, my family, and my friends. I saved a lot in labor costs but it was a very hard task to get all that completed.

In this picture all the ceramic tile has been taken out and the sub floor has sanded down. There were a couple of soft places in the floor that had to be fixed. 

This house was a huge undertaking but I could not be happier with my decision to buy it. After renting 2 apartments over the past year and half I was more then ready for something permanent I needed to make the decision to move on with my life and start a new chapter and buying this house was a symbol of that.

  I can't wait to share the after pictures with ya'll tomorrow. 

6 comments:

Ruth said...

Congrats on the new home.

Kendra said...

Your home looks beautiful! Congrats on the move!

Heather said...

Congratulations on your new home!!

Life in a Small Town said...

I did a search for my blog (Life in a Small Town) and came across your blog! I have SC connections (lived there for 9 years before moving "home") and special ed connections. Congratulations on your new home! :)

HickChickBritt said...

Congrats on buying yourself a house! So I used to read your blog, before I knew what google reader was, anyway I was going through some recipes and I found one that I printed out from your blog. So I just had to come back and check on you. When you stopped writing and even a little before, I had a horrible feeling that it was a problem with you and Chris. I am so sorry hun. Anyway I am not sure if you remember me or not, I am the one who has a husband named Chris and looks like yours(sorry didn't know how to say that) Well I am glad you are back and hopefully on the road to doing better. I will be sure to keep up with you know that you are back!

Charla (SHar-la) said...

Don't know if you're still blogging at all, but I just found you again! Eek! Hope you're planning on coming back!