Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Reminiscing complete!

As the current bathroom remodeling project is coming along so slowly, it's a good thing I started this little reminiscing series. Since I've been showing old photos of our first house remodel, I had better show the finished product before you think we lived in a wreck. We were so happy in our little bungalow by the end, it was really hard to leave. We felt that first house could have met all our needs for the future, so I'm glad we never saw it as a "starter home". It was just home!

This was no overnight transformation, like they portray on the design shows. The saying in the construction world is "fast, cheap, good; pick two!". I think we only ever got one of those qualities on any single project. It took four years and more thousands than I initially expected to get to the point of the "after" pictures below, but we wouldn't have traded those experiences for anything. 

Exterior photo outsideroof1.jpg
Exterior before

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Living room photo livingroom2.jpg
Living room before

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Dining room and kitchen photo diningroom2.jpg
Dining room before

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Kitchen photo kitchen.jpg
Kitchen before

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Library photo library.jpg
Study before

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Downstairs half bath photo downstairsbath.jpg
Downstairs bath before

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North bedroom photo Northbedroom2.jpg
Master bedroom before

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South bedroom photo Southbedroom2.jpg
South bedroom before

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Middle bedroom photo middleroom0001.jpg
Gable bedroom before

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Full bath upstairs photo bathroomupstairs.jpg
Upstairs bath before

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No before shots, but carriage house/garage after

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Carriage house loft after

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Fish pond we added

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Front yard in spring

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