Thursday, September 5, 2013

Home Tour, pre-renovation

Until today, I haven't shared pictures of every room in our house. This has been very intentional because we've spent zero effort beyond the living/dining rooms and a little in the master bedroom.

The other rooms in our house are raw and untouched. Between wear and tear from our renters and the rooms now acting as storage rooms until we cleaned out our garage, these rooms haven't gotten any love since we moved back into the house last September.  But in the effort of some kick ass before and after photos, I'm mustering up the courage to share before current photos of our entire house.

A lot of our updating in these rooms will come during our renovation starting mid-October, banning any budget busters that pop up like termites, bad electrical, etc... (I'm knocking on wood right after I type this.)

So let's get started.  
Be prepared, it's long.

Here's the plan showing how the upstairs and main level are currently laid out vs. our plans for the future renovation. If you'd like to see more detail on our bedroom renovation plans, check out this post.  

Note: I also included the dotted lines on the before photo, which are the walls that we knocked out back in November to open the space up and allow us to have a space that didn't drive us insane.

Main Floor & Upstairs BEFORE with descriptors
Main Floor & Upstairs AFTER with descriptors

Then here are a few shots of each room as they currently stand - many of which have lots of updates to come in the next year.

Master Bedroom (the entire UPSTAIRS):



Dining Room:

Dining Room Collage

Living Room:

Living Room Collage


Kitchen Collage

Laundry + Half Bath:

Laundry Collage

Back Entryway:

So now let's move onto the basement. If you take a sharp left from the front door, you'll walk down the stairs into our teeny, tiny basement.

Main Floor & Downstairs with descriptors

(Guest) Bedroom #1:

Guest Bedroom

Bedroom #2 (currently the dogs' room + storage):


Downstairs Bathroom (currently the only full bath):


Well, there you have it. Now onto the decor planning for all these rooms post-renovation! 

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  1. Girl, this barely even needs any renovating! Totally cute style!!! I can't wait to see the progress. I'm your newest follower. :)


    1. You're so sweet! The house is filled with lots of 'decoration' left over from college (seven years ago!!), so I can't wait to start giving the house a little more style!

  2. Your home looks great as is, at least its livable while you put your own touch on it. I have just bought the same yellow replica stools for the kitchen ... great minds hey :)