Thursday, October 14, 2021

Basic Bungalow No More

We bought this house 11 months ago and I expected it to take 4-5 months to complete.  Obviously I didn't factor in COVID challenges, but 8 months later it's done and so worth it!   It went on the market today and I'm so exhausted I don't have time to do a proper blog post - but there are a few photos so you can see what we have accomplished.  I promise to get the 'Before & After' photos out soon!

Doesn't the exterior look great?  

The new deck provides so much outdoor living space.  What a difference!


But the biggest changes happened on the interior.

This house gets so much sunlight all day long!

I love this mud bench that's right inside the back door.


I love everything about the dining room - the wainscoting, the wallpaper and the light fixture!
Creating an en suite bedroom on the second floor was a huge effort - but look how it came out.
And the first floor bedrooms are really lovely with their refinished floors, new light fixtures and fresh paint.  And special touches like building custom radiator covers makes a huge difference.  Can you see the little table on the right?  We found it in the attic and saw that it has a yardstick measure embossed on it.  It was a mess, but after a light sanding and a fresh coat of polyurethane it looks so pretty!

What do you think?  Was it worth all that hard work?  For those of you that are local, we'll have an Open House Sunday, October 17th from 11-1.  Hope to see you then!  






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16 comments:

  1. It is really lovely. The post about the old, rickety garage - stay or go? - just flashed into my mind. You've made great decisions in a time of many difficulties.

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    1. Thank you so much! Believe me, I don’t miss that nasty old garage!

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  2. I love all the renovations/restorations that you do! I am sure that if I lived there, I would have bought one of your homes by now!

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  3. Oh my it is wonderful. I adore the window in the bedroom and the barley twist newel posts. It is such a lovely home now.

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    1. I’m so thrilled with those newel posts! We needed something special for this house!

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  4. Wow, what a transformation! I love it! Great talent is shown throughout the home.

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  5. Beautiful! I have been watching this transformation with such interest as my home is very similar! Any information on the striped curtains you installed throughout? I like their splash but understated use of color! Thanks

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    1. I made the drapes with fabric I found at Curtainshop. It’s a heavy woven fabric, a bit of a splurge, but i loved it for the pop of color and texture!

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  6. It is pretty special. You did an amazing job as expected. The main bedroom is next level! Keep us posted on your next adventure. Can't wait, but I have a feeling you may take some time. Open to buying something for you to renovate!

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  7. I saw this house the day it popped up and became obsessed! Now it’s already pending! I’d sure like to follow what you do next, of engage you to fix up a place for me! I cannot believe what you accomplished in so short a time. Absolutely genius!

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