Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Our home

Meet our home.

(Last winter, before we removed most of the awnings)

Our house is a 1927 one-and-a-half story stucco with lots of charm--but also lots of things that need to be updated.  The previous owner, a lovely elderly lady by all accounts, did very little updating since the 70s (?) resulting in carpet in every. room. of. the. house., wood paneling (not the good kind!) almost everywhere, blue plastic tile on the bathroom walls, and an extremely ugly kitchen. 

Since we were married I have been on a mission to improve and we started right in by removing the carpet in the kitchen (!) and replacing it with ceramic tile, then turning that sea of awful dark wood paneling in there into a more clean looking white finish.  The half bath on the first floor (a very tiny room indeed) was the next to get a revamp...we also removed the carpet and tiled it in slate, tore out all the walls down to the studs, and sheet-rocked it.  We also had it re-wired so that there was an actual light switch on the wall (and a plug-in, what a luxury!) as before you had to turn a knob on the wall light to get some illumination.  It is so rewarding when a project turns out the way you want!  I still cringe at the thought of what it used to be. 

I won't go into detail now about the other projects we have undertaken on the house both inside and out, but suffice to say we have improved and updated it a lot although there is much left to do! 

One of the reasons I wanted to write a blog was to document all the improvements we did to the house so that I could look back and say, wow, we did do a lot!!  'Cause sometimes it doesn't seem like it gets done fast enough.  :)

I'm looking forward to sharing our house evolution with you!


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