We honestly hadn't been thinking too much for looking for a new house. I was lying in bed one night looking at Zillow, just curious to see what was available in our area. Our neighbors were moving so I guess it planted a seed in my head, what if we moved? Where would we go? What would I want?
I love a good rags to riches story, take something that needs love and bring it back to life. Maybe that's why I love rescue dogs so much, I love that they have a new lease on life when all they need is a little love.
Well I found a house that DEFINITELY needed some much needed love. The house was only about a mile from our existing home so that was a plus since we knew we loved this area. It was on a cul-de-sac so plenty of room to ride bikes in the front yard for the kids. It was in a gated community which we had never lived in before but thought that the little extra security never hurt anyone. It also had a massive back yard that backed up to a beautiful golf course that had room to expand our home if we ever wanted to.
Dave has his real estate license so we decided to contact the bank and go check it out..... Do you want to see the very first look (photos) we had of the house that would turn into our dream home??
This is the kitchen, it has 2 weird islands and varying heights and a big post in the middle. It really cuts up the living space.
The main living area had such pretty light that came in from the windows. I also loved the volume ceiling, it really made the room feel much bigger than it actually is.
The master bedroom is less than to be desired. Let's just say there isn't anything staying!
Oh and there is my photographer John Woodcock, he is an amazing architectural photographer. I am pretty sure this is the ugliest space he has ever photographed. I asked him to take the before pictures for me so the after pictures we would pour over and style later would tell the complete story of how far we have really come.
In this blog series I am going to take you through my remodeled home one room at time. I will tell you about problems we had to solve and share all the blood, sweat, tears and of course money we have put into making this house our forever home.