If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you know that we were in the process of selling our home and starting over. Well, we bought a new house!! I actually gave my facebook group a tour of it months ago, but if you haven’t joined the group yet then you may not have seen it!! So today I’m sharing with you the entire, gross, dismal before of our home! We’ve already made some major, major improvements which I’m so excited to share with you! But today is all about the before! So shall we get to it?
Here’s the front of the house. This is already after we put a new roof, new gutters, and a new door. But you get the idea.
Entryway and Living Room
when you first walked into the house, you ran into a gigantic closet. It completely made the living space super weird, plus there was a huge leak on the inside from the holes in the roof. Yea, we picked a good one. Can you already tell my distain for this closet? I’m happy to announce it didn’t live there for much longer. Those walls were the first thing I kicked in!
This is the living room, with the original tile flooring. It’s probably asbestos. and it smells really great, sorta like 50 year old dirt and cat pee. I wish bath and body works would make a candle with those scents. Take note of the bad drywall patch job on the right of the photo. That was covering an active roof leak. Thumbs up for doing things the right way.
The lovely fireplace is a phony. It’s a glorified litter box at this point. There was no way I was keeping that thing, even though my tender heart was telling me not to get rid of it. Right now you’re looking into the dining and kitchen area from the front of the house. Brian is looking out through the doorwall that doesn’t open.
Here’s a shot of the front door and closet. Oh, and another leaky roof patch!
And here’s a panoramic for ya
Kitchen and Dining
This is where it gets really fun! Mostly everything in this kitchen is original. And not in a good way. I only wish this was a mint condition mid century kitchen, but sadly its not. The floor was coming up in places, the cabinets were falling apart and rotting inside, the ceiling was leaking, the doorwall didn’t even open. The list goes on and on. It wasn’t that way for very long though. As soon as I had the chance that was all torn out! Even the wall.
First thing we did was tear out the closet and pull up the floors! And it was a huge improvement!
Here’s a video tour of the rest of the house, including some progress after these photos were taken!
Don’t forget to join the Facebook Group if you want home tours before anyone else! It’s a fun place to be!