You’d think that after getting married we’d have a little down time… haha no such luck.
Well good news is – I like staying busy and we are set to close on our house this Friday!
I’ve been so anxious these past couple weeks as we awaited to hear when they’d have all the paperwork finalized. Zach and I drive or run past the house every chance we get and let the ideas flow on what we’d like to do with it. Let me tell you, lots of sweat equity will be going into this house. It is a 1910 American Four Square home with original woodwork, stain glass windows, and 9′ ceilings…but is in dire need of renovating.
Here is a glimpse of my favorite room in the whole house…the butler’s pantry!
We’ve pretty much wrote out a plan for the next year of what we’d like to get accomplished….
It doesn’t look like much, but we’ll be lucky if we get half of it done.
Landscape and add trees & garden
Paint interior and put up drywall if necessary
Fix exterior issue with brick/concrete stairs
Refinish all the woodwork (there is tons of it!)
Convert the fireplace to gas and remodel facade
Remodel the kitchen and bathrooms
Paint the house
And that is just scratching the surface.
We really wanted a fixer upper, something to work towards and truly make our own. I’m so stoked about the potential for this house and excited to blog about our future progress!
Finally a place that we can settle down in and call home.
Here’s to hoping that we do close on Friday and that there will be no more delays!
If anyone is experienced with remodeling houses, please let me know.
I’ll be needing all the advice I can get. 🙂