The AFTER pics! (About damn time…)

First of all, thank you to those that were able to join us at our Housewarming party and celebrate with us in our new home. We love and appreciate having all of you in our lives and are looking forward to creating many more memories with you in our home!

The party was a great way to give ourselves a deadline to get a lot of smaller things finished, as well as some not-so-smaller things (like finishing up the railings for the stairs at 1 am the night before the party…) so once we were party-ready I finally went around and snapped some “After” pictures*. A few more “Before” shots can be found here.
 *Edited to include some more recent shots of our re-painted fireplace (turns out the white was just too white), a new rug, our sliding door (!!!) a few other updates.  

Most of you know what a crazy drawn-out journey this has been and I often would say that I just need to “keep my eye on the prize” in order to allow myself to simmer down and fight the urge to punch the contractor (and his mom). Dealing with home renovations and crazy contractors is somewhat of a cliche but hearing stories from others doesn’t quite prepare you for the craziness of dealing with it first hand. And while there are definitely still things that need to be done, I can happily say we finally feel like we have reached a finish line. Major projects are complete, furniture is arranged and pictures are on walls. We had a “vision” when we first walked in and decided this was the place we were going to buy and it’s been pretty cool to be able to make that vision a reality.

—- A virtual house tour  —-

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Original view from family room into dining room

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View from dining room into family room

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Some of you may remember this “before” photo of our mantle when I went to pick out the wood in an alley behind the shop where we commissioned the mantle and the kitchen shelves. Both turned out amazing and are definitely among my favorite things we added to the house.

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Cedar mantel and spruce kitchen shelves by Benevolent Design

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{ ENTRYWAY }

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Makai’s portrait by Doghouse Pet Portraits 😉

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{ MASTER BED AND BATH }

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Master Bathroom

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Master Bedroom- Master bath is the door to on the far right

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After having shitty little rental bathrooms my entire adult life, the time for a baller, grown up, spa-like bathroom is now, my friends. And I f@#king love it.

 

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{ POWDER ROOM }

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{ THE KITCHEN }IMG_6185img_7347img_7390img_0016

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{ backyard: work in progress }

Still a bit to do back here but we are loving our fire pit we built a couple months ago. Since we don’t have any grass, creating the dirt base was as simple as moving the rocks. Then we just stacked pavers we bought from Lowes. The hardest part was loading each paver into the car and then unloading and walking them all to the back yard by sets of two. Since we didn’t cement anything we’ll be able to move it when we eventually pave in this area of the backyard.

 

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