About 8 months ago we started with a house that looked like this. I will be the first to admit that we underestimated the time and dedication needed to complete this transformation, but I am fortunate to say we arrived on budget (give or take a little).
We still have a handful of minor details to finish, but I was so excited to share that I couldn't wait. Oh yeah, I am also jetting off with my littlest partner, Wren, for a week of sun and Disney to thank her for all her patience and endless good behavior on our 10 million Ikea runs. So I wanted to get this post done for you.
Here it is as of Monday! We just had the new cement walkway poured and the porch is nearly finished. We still have some minor cleanup and landscaping, but it is officially for sale now.
A last minute addition was some stone work on the porch and a railing. White vinyl trim is still being wrapped on the posts.
Come on in!
Right off the front entry is a corridor that you can go down... or turn right to head into the living/dining room.
Despite 1:00 am clean up sessions multiple nights last week, I am going to call in a cleaning crew to get it sparkly.
Back in the hall way if you look left you would have seen this just before the drywall went up. We changed the layout to a laundry and powder room but this was originally an open galley kitchen.
Now you see this. On the end is the laundry, then the hall turns right into the new family room/kitchen. The pocket door on the right is the main floor bathroom.
It still needs it's accessories hung, but it is a nice little powder room.
The laundry room is one of my favorite rooms in the house.
Lots of storage and the folding doors mean you don't lose floor space in the room itself (great if you tackle mountains of laundry like me... I only get to mine once or twice a month at this point).
At the very end of that twisty hallway is the family room/kitchen. I neglected to get a far out shot like this now that it's done, but I promise the family room still exists.
And so does a pretty new kitchen! Our crown molding is being installed tomorrow and then she is done!
I did not decide to stage this house like I did at Lexington, but I couldn't help myself when it came to the kitchen! I want people to know what I envisioned for it when they walk through.
Again, I went with the Ikea domsjo sink and a new faucet they have, as well as their dishwasher with integrated cabinet door panels (just to the right of the sink). I think it is one of the coolest things about the kitchen!
This clearance $109 light from Restoration Hardware is another of my favorite things. It is very easy to pivot and swivel as needed.
And my light greyish/green island is the perfect hint of color/texture for in here.
Now let's make our way back to the hall from the front door. Because that is where you will find our side entrance from the back drive way. It started like this.
It is a lot brighter and more functional now.
The original cement ledge was too high to install a closet, but I think this may be more functional for families really.
Just off the mudroom is a small staircase that leads up to another family room or den.
This is once of the biggest rooms in the house and would make an amazing office or playroom.
Let's go upstairs!
The upstairs is so much brighter with all our enlarged and lowered windows.
I love the simplicity of a school house light and great windows.
I also love that while it is an old house, we have lots of storage as each closet is deep enough to have a full door. I also like this because not so much wall is used up by folding doors when it comes to furniture placement.
The main bath upstairs is simple in warms shades of grey and white.
I assumed it would be the kids' bath so I chose a fun round mirror and added a telescopic mini mirror to offset so many square details.
At the front of the house is the master.
And it has the fourth bedroom-turned-ensuite all to itself. I love the hotel vibe it has. And there is still tons of floor space for more storage or laundry hampers.
The glass is still waiting for install.
Off the ensuite is a nice long closet with tons of natural light. Closet hardware is being installed this week!
And finally, here is the third and final bedroom.
There are so many little details and other things I will show you when I get back (like our rear deck and garage), but I am just so thrilled with how things turned out. I hope you like it!
Thanks so much for all your sweet, encouraging words over the past few months on this journey. TRUST ME, the road felt pretty bumpy at times. But I know some lovely family will appreciate all the things you just saw and more (like the all new wiring, plumbing, furnace and ducts, insulation, and on and on) that you don't often see in old neighborhoods like this one. Which makes all the heartache and hard work worth it.
THANK YOU AGAIN!! I am so thankful to have so many people to share this work and my dreams with.