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Before Front Room

My sister-in-law was moving, so she let us use her sofa for the front room. We had a dark gray West Elm sofa in there for awhile, but I liked how light this one was. Unfortunately, our wall colors matched the old couch and since we knew we were renovating soon we decided not to repaint the walls. I hated how nothing matched in here because of that. We also ended up giving our piano back to Jay’s cousin. We decided that we could have more space in the living room if we got rid of it. I was a little sad, but I know I will love to be able to put chairs in that room.

Our Front Room before our demo:





Before Downstairs Bathroom

I didn’t mind the colors or tile in this bathroom, but there was a huge problem with the ventilation. We kept fighting off the mold from the walls and ceiling. It will be so nice not to have to worry about this in the future and have a fan to clear out the moisture. We are also going to get rid of the window completely to ward off any future issues with moisture.

Bathroom 1

Bathroom 2

Bathroom 3

Bathroom 4

Bathroom 5

Before Alexa’s Room

We redid Alexa’s room a year ago to a newer color. She was getting sick of pink on the walls that we painted when we first moved in 5 years ago. I let her pick a new color that would still go with her green curtains and bedding. We originally didn’t think we were going to do anything, but maybe change where the closet opens up (her door hits her dresser right now), but we decided to go ahead and put in new sheet rock to smooth out the walls more.

Alexas Room Before

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Before Front of the House

We are keeping the front of the house the same for the most part. We love the look of the Cape Cod and we want to keep the same look and feel like the other homes around us. When we first started doing the architecture redesign, we did have a third dormer and a full porch on the front and it never id look right. In the end we ended up dropping the porch and middle dormer and switching up the portico a tiny bit. We also want to redo the sidewalk to have it wind out a little towards the drive. If budget allows, we want to eventually redo the driveway and turn it into a two car driveway.

House Front

House Front 2

Before Kitchen

We put in new counter tops and a sink about a year ago. Had we even considered about doing a renovation at the time, we would not have upgraded the counters. Jay was able to find someone that needed the granite counter tops, so at least it didn’t go to waste. I also resold the washer and stove on Craigslist.
One of my pet peeves about this kitchen was that our microwave was falling apart and even if we wanted to replace it, we couldn’t. It would require us to pull the tile off to get the Microwave out. The cabinets were a little cheap and falling apart, so it was nice to know those were going away. I did save all the pull out shelves, so that I could reuse them other places. They will just need to be repainted and I think they will be back to new.

Kitchen Before 2

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Kitchen Before

Before Dining Room

Our dining room is going to be completely changed. We are flipping the kitchen and dining room and adding a drink area / station in the dining room. We originally had a dark wood table, but sold it months ago. Our sister-in-law let us borrow the table and the other one is lending us the chairs. I am finding the chairs a little to hard to keep clean, so we will have to decide on a table as we are in the middle of our rebuild.

Our Dining Room before our demo:

Dining Room 3

Dining Room 2

Dining Room 1