Friday, August 01, 2014
Tales of a Tract Home: Getting the Keys and Closing
I'm happy to announce that we have closed on our home and took possession of the keys yesterday. I'm excited to make this home our own. I thought you'd like to see a few of the "before" photos of our place. Below are the photos with some thoughts on how I can make it mine.
The faux finish on the walls MUST go. Lighter colors and new flooring. New lighting as well.
New flooring. New lighting. and eventually painting the cabinets white. Yep. Seriously.
Go with lighter colors. Take out the bathtub steps and enclose the very exposed toilet.
This one made me laugh. Eggplant paint colors on the wall (and ceiling). Again, lighter colors, but the rest of the bathroom looks great.
Remove ALL of the brown carpet. Yuck. And then paint over this sunny wall. I don't mind the neutral tan, however.
These are just a few photos of what the home looked like previously. Would you believe it used to have a salon and tanning bed in the basement at one point? I love seeing how one person transforms it to fit their personal style.
While I'm feeling overwhelmed at the thought of moving again, it's going to be an amazing experience. Looking forward to making it more "ours" over the next few years.