8.12.2014

The First Official Home Remodeling Photos

I figured it's about time to show off a few "before" photos of the house we are currently tearing apart and putting back together along with a few "nowhere near done but slightly closer to where we were in the before" photos. I apologize in advance of the quality of some of these photos. Some things you just can't make look pretty no matter how hard you try... 

To begin with, this is what was the kitchen and dining room area. You will notice there is a wall in between the two which makes each space rather small and not so awesome. There was also a nice [read: awful] configuration of cabinets which made things all sorts of closed off. 


To which I said to this entire area "the heck with ya.." and had some peeps come in and tear every single thing out. Go big or go home..I wasn't ready to go home so I chose big. The wall in between the two got knocked down, the flooring all came up, the cabinets we said peace out to, and even that handsome refrigerator which is pictured below is now outta there. 


Since the above photos were taken our flooring has gotten (almost) all installed so you can catch a glimpse of what that will look like below. I am already so thankful we decided to knock down that wall to open up the space. I am totally digging the giant windows as well. To be completed still: add baseboard trim, paint all existing trim white, add board and batten on the dining room wall, paint all walls, remove and change out light fixtures, have all new cabinets and appliances installed, smack a 7 foot center island somewhere in there, and call it a day. Stay tuned party people. 


Here is the living room from when we originally looked at the house. Don't be fooled, we did view the house in 2014, not 1967 like it may appear. Not horrible, but not really my style if you catch my drift. 


While I have hardly any pictures of the current state, the only things that have been done so far is the wood plank ceiling has been hung and the hardwood floors you saw up above have continued their way into this room as well. Oh and I bought a fun fan which will call this room home. Canned lights to be installed along with the walls and trim that still need to be painted. Oooooh yes, the ceiling--that baby will be white washed one of these days.


In the hallway, the only update currently is the flooring. Still need baseboard trim added and the remaining trim and walls to be painted. Have no fear, new light fixtures will be installed shortly here too. 


This little half bath is going through quite the process right now. She got all of her pretty little flower wallpaper ripped out by yours truly, painted white bead board now stands about halfway up while the walls still needs painted above it. Throw in a new vanity and toilet while you're at it and we should be about done. 


The bedrooms have been mostly painted however I will save those for another day and time along with photos from the other living room and the other bathrooms. Instead, I'll leave you with where the majority of the insides of the house have found their way...



Glamorous I know. Home remodeling is so just so much fun....said no one ever. 

No, but really--so far so good. Onward soldiers. Or at least that's what I keep having to remind myself every second of every day. #AREWEDONEYET

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29 comments:

  1. You can definitely see the progress coming along! I'm a big fan of open floor plans so I'm LOVING how you just knocked down those walls!

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  2. Y'all are making a lot of progress! So smart knocking that wall out between the two rooms... Does that look out over the river by chance? Either way, it will be a great space!

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    1. Why yes it does, which would be the main reason we bought it :)

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  3. I love your remodels! Cannot wait to share my new home pics!

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  4. I love these transformation posts! We're still in the midst of finishing off our house that we had built almost 12 months ago. Even looking at it when it was bare bones and comparing it to now, I'm blown away how much difference it makes!

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  5. You are a rockstar! I can't believe how much you have done already. Can't wait to see more!

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  6. Love those floors! Have fun with the remodel and show us lots of pics. People love some good before and after pics :) We also got rid of cable so I can't get my remodel fix from HGTV
    anymore!

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  7. You and your Hubs are brave souls. I don't know if I could ever do something like this! Your house is coming along! I cannot wait to see the finished photos.

    Chels @ Red Velvet Rooster

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  8. My husband and I did this when we bought our home two years ago too! I remember how tiring it was, but boy was it worth it! Great progress and hang in there!

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  9. Loving the changes, I am looking forward to seeing the final product.

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  10. It's coming along quite nicely! I can't wait to see your finished product!! PS - love the flooring!

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  11. Ooh how exciting!! I love seeing major renos like what you're doing - they may not always be fun to live through but oh how amazing will it be when you're done!! Can't wait to see more updates along the way XO, D

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  12. Wow, you are literally tearing EVERYTHING out! It will be a completely different place when you are done. Good luck - I'm sure it's going to be amazing and I can't wait to see the final result!

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  13. Love how it's all coming together!!! Please tell me you've had some sludge hammer satisfaction in all of this too ;)

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    1. Sledge* I swear I graduated High School

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  14. It's seriously impressive how fast you guys are getting stuff done. Really. It all looks so much better already and you've going to love having done it all yourself! Amazing!

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  15. My house looks so similar! It was built in the late 70s and never updated. We are slowly making changes, completing one project at a time. I'm not sure that we'll ever be done though.

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  16. GET IT! That's awesome can't wait to see the next update!

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  17. I am loving following this along! it is already looking so good!! props to y'all, home renovation is HARD

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  18. I am so jealous! I would LOVE to do this one day! HOw fun! :)

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  19. Making awesome progress! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  20. hurry please. less bloggy more worky, k? i'm dying to see the end result! but seriously...it's looking real REAL good.

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  21. wow. this is amazing. i can't wait to see the finished product. i just found your blog & can't wait to follow along with more posts :)

    Amanda @ as the wine cork turns

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  22. Oh my goodness, I love the color of the floors you chose! It is going to be amazing!

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  23. This is so awesome! I hope to one day own a home and do exactly what you are doing - modernizing and making it your own! You must feel so accomplished with all you have done so far and I can't wait to see the finished product! Nice job and love the new flooring!

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)