Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Living La Vida Loca

As the title of this post suggests... life has been CRAZY!!!! The week after school started, the house closed escrow and the fun began! We are redoing A LOT inside this house. The people who owned it before us obviously had NO IDEA how to treat a house as it was pretty beat up. We are installing all new flooring, new paint everywhere, new bathroom tile and granite, installing a pantry, etc. It has become a fairly costly large  project... and that doesn't even begin to describe the little things that you don't think of, like drawer pulls, and fixtures, and baseboards, and fans. It is all a bit overwhelming for someone used to moving into a "new" new house! But I am SUPER excited to see how it all looks when we finish. Mind you I say "we" are doing all of these things, but "we" are not so handy... okay not handy AT. ALL. Jason tries... he really tries... and I love him for it.... but... well... let's just say Ty Pennington won't be recruiting him to help on Extreme Makeover... (unless they need help on the demolition crew! ) HA!
Here are some "before" pics of the house...

I wanted to redo the cabinets, but OH MY is THAT ever expensive. So for now they are getting painted! :)
Living and Dining Room... can't wait to see the new floors!
HUGE Master Bedroom
The family room... it is getting new flooring and the wood cabinets will be painted.

I can't believe that I didn't take a picture of the front or the back. The back yard is what sold me on the house. It is great! So far, all of the flooring has been cleared out and the painter begins today! I'll update the pics soon ...

1 comment:

  1. Wow it looks like you guys really have your hands full re-doing the house but it will be so nice when it's all done! I have always seen these shows where they remodel and it looks fun! I'm definitely not "handy" though ha!