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|
|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|
|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|
|Other future bedroom|
|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|