Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Our very own "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"

7 1/2 years ago, my husband and I made a decision that, at the time, didn't seem quite as significant or difficult as it actually turned out to be; in hinds sight...
Our boys were 8 months, 2 1/2, 4 and 6 when we made the move to the country.  We bought a two story house on a 4/5 acre lot. Although the house was built to be a two story, the second floor was basically attic space and there was no garage.  The goal was to finish the upstairs, make some updates in the house and build a garage.  It has taken longer and cost more money than we estimated, but through it all, we have known the goodness and faithfulness of the good God we serve.
Tomorrow, the house goes on the market!
Tonight, I am posting some "before" pictures and will post the listing with current pictures when it goes live tomorrow!

The front of the house- before the garage was built. July 2005
Front entryway

Main hallway

Living room

View of Kitchen from the eating area- notice the multi-colored cabinets

View of the kitchen from the laundry room

View of living room from dining area

Entertainment Center

Master bedroom


Top of stairwell leading to second floor

Downstairs bedroom which we use as an office now

The future upstairs bathroom

This is where one of the bedrooms will be as well as part of the center room upstairs

Future bedroom

Other future bedroom

Dormer window

The future larger bedroom/media room

Some progress.  We have beam supports on the ceiling as well as OSB board on the floor- 2007

Changing the structure of the ducting for the air conditioner to make it more efficient- our utilities bill immediately dropped $100 per month!

The future reading area

Our family in front of the fireplace right before we moved in.  Look at how little our boys are!  July 2005