Thursday, April 27, 2017

House Reno Begins!

Here's a little an update on house:

We've had a lot of showings. We had another contract fall through. We received a low ball offer that we couldn't accept and they just weren't willing to negotiate. The most common feed back is - we love it but... the kitchen is too small. Which is a very obvious problem. Trust me, I've disliked it for many years. However, there IS a way to renovate to make it bigger!

Our listing expired at the end of March. We had decided that we would renovate the house once the listing expired and that way it was off the market during the construction. Our intentions were to make this as affordable as possible since this renovation is strictly for resale purposes.

Michael and I priced most items out that we would need and thankfully, we have family helping us do all of the work. So we had our budget set in mind. At the beginning of the month, we had a babysitter lined up and it was time to bite the bullet! We spent 7 hours in Home Depot that afternoon. Phew. I needed a nap and a stiff drink by time we left there.

Two weeks from making the purchases for supplies (after Easter and pending weather for RV living conditions) we began the renovations! We have a loooong way to go, but we made a lot of progress in one weekend. This is a weekend only project due to Michael's job so it's going to be a little drawn out... but, you gotta do what you gotta do!


Removed hanging cabinets

Removed two walls


Looking "into" the living/kitchen dining BEFORE


Some of the things that will be completed... new white trim/paint exsisting trim white, new hardwood flooring, paint laundry room cabinets white, new knobs on laundry room cuboards, finish dryway, hang new lights, new cabinets and countertop, paint ceiling, paint walls, refinish wood ceiling beam and fire place wood. 

Like I said, we have a long ways to go! But I can't wait to see the end result and hopefully attract a buyer for this house! In the meantime, I'll be living in the driveway in the camper with two little ones.... so send wine. πŸ˜‰


  1. This is going to look great! I can already see how much more open and light it is - great work so far guys! I know renovations are a huge pain in the ass, but it will be worth it in the end! xx

  2. It's going to be amazing when it's all done! You are a rockstar to do this with little one, lol!

  3. I can't wait to see the finished project! It's going to look so good you aren't gonna want to sell it. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  4. So exciting! Can't wait to see it when it's done!

  5. LOVE keeping up with this on snap and can't wait for before and after post!

  6. Your house must have been built the same year as ours... very similar, from the colors of the wood to the gold and glass light fixture! Good luck with the renovation.