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We purchased our first home In December of 2009 and immediately began working on improvements.  The foundation of the house was in great shape (home built in 2003), but some of the walls, doors, mouldings, window blinds, etc. were damaged due to previous renters.  They had dogs who chewed moulding and broke window blinds throughout the house and doors had holes in them we think from being punched through.  Nice huh?  We learned later the house was previously a drug house.  It was the ugly, sticks out like a sore thumb, home on the street and neighbors were itching for new renters/owners.  The house sold for an amazingly low price (bank foreclosure) and we knew the minor damage could easily be replaced and upgraded.

We are planning on replacing the flooring on the entire first floor with hardwoods and updating the kitchen with new appliances, new backsplash, and possibly updating the countertops before we sell in the near future.  We'd also like to replace the floor, window, and door moulding throughout the house, repaint the interior and exterior of the house, replace the blinds, and install window casings in every window.  Phew!  For now, here are the before and current afters (before the final changes).

Family Room before/current

Updated below

Dining Room current

Check our out kitchen with the new appliances here

Powder Room before/current

Laundry Room coming soon...

Garage coming soon...

Upstairs Landing

Upstairs full bath before/current


Master Bath coming soon...

Master Closet coming soon...

Master Suite current

Hubby built the nightstands. You can read about them here.

Future Nursery/Guest Room before/current

The Girl Cave/Office before/current

Here's a sneak peek of the updated office. I need to share the rest of the room.

Hubby built me the desk and large wall unit and you can read about the progress here.  Bookcase reveal hereGirl cave inspirations here, here, here, and hereBurlap Message BoardWooden Bridal HangerCanvas ArtCork Board Mouse Pad.

Here's a peek of the backyard facing the house.  I'll post yard photos up soon.

A few spaces I left out include our master bathroom/closet, laundry room, and garage.  None of these rooms are really exciting yet and aren't complete.  But the minute they get exciting I'll make sure to keep you posted.

You may also want to check out what our home looks like at Christmas time. 
Christmas 2015

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