We’ve officially lived in our house for 2 months! Yay We moved in the morning of Hunter’s 2nd Birthday then continued to have his party here that night! haha it was fine though! Secretly I thought we would have been done all the renovations before Christmas but that wasn’t the case at all. It’s been 3 months and we JUST finished the master bedroom (haven’t touched the bathroom yet FML).
I will say that buying a used house is like buying a used car. It could cost you a lot of money if it wasn’t well maintained or little. I believe we used a totally of 8 large pails of mud but I could be wrong it might have been 9, if that gives you an idea of what our renovations have been like! We were lucky to have my Dad come and help us drywall, patch & paint (plus several other random jobs).
If I could do it all over again I would have bought a condo or tiny house haha But we’re here now and I love the flooring in my master. Let me tell you a bit about this house! When the previous owner purchased it the house was split in to two apartments. One side had two bedrooms and was a pretty decent size, the other was smaller with one large bedroom and a second TINY bedroom. After the tenant (my friend) moved out they converted the second apartment into their work space for sewing. They removed the kitchen and the floating walls around the tiny bedroom.
I’m sure you’re wondering what this place looks like, I’ve gathered a couple of images from our renovation! I can’t wait to show you the finished house once we get everything on the walls and all organized.
The first set of photos is the view from walking in the main front door, we’ve moved the inside exterior doors at this point. You can see what our master looked like, and if you look at the bottom left photo you’ll see the floating walls I was mentioning before.After removing everything the mudding began! Where are closets are located use to be the kitchen. The living room! To me this isn’t anywhere near being done. We still need to put in the wall unit where the tv will be located. I refuse to put the tv up unless there are doors to cover it. I dislike seeing the tv unless being used. This room was painted, walls, ceiling & trim. The front windows were so stained from cigarette smoke they were yellow. I want to gut this kids bathroom in hopes to remove the smell. That’s probably the #1 reason I want to sell already.
The last set for today’s post is the kids playroom. We had Coon’s Electric come in to go over and cleanup our panel then I put some fresh drywall in that area since there was none! The room feels so much brighter now, it’s still not fully organized but damn it looks better! Since this is their playroom we won’t be putting curtains up. Our next project in their space will be the art work for the walls and down sizing their toys! haha wish me luck.As you can probably tell we aren’t finished just only getting started! I can’t wait to finish putting our touches on this place. My big project right now is the “command centre” that will be located in the kitchen. It’s important to always be on the same page and this will be a great location for our family to check in.