Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Our New House

Well, I finally get to tell you what I have been so busy and pre occupied with! I'm so excited. We bought a house. It is a complete fixer. The inspector told us we have a "bad house." Luckily we got a great deal and my husband is a perfectionist when it comes to his work.

So... Here is the BIG reveal.

This first picture taken from inside the living room looking at the kitchen, the entry, and the stairs, going up and going down. Not so bad, right?

Ew! But look at that carpet, can you smell it through the computer? It's pee and poop from dogs and cats.

Here is the bar in the bottom floor. Did I mention it is a 4 story? Actually it is a tri-level with a loft. I always wanted a 1 story and look what I found. 3 flights of stairs. At least the kids are old enough to pick up their toys.

Lovely, cockroaches and rats were found in the house.

Here is the kitchen on the main floor. That is actually very nice, except for the towel wrapped around the faucet for a leak.

This is the master.

Master Bath.

This is coming out!

C's room, lovely purple with black trim.

L's room. It will be pink, but not like this.

Kids bathroom.

Loft - craft room / play room.

Back patio.


Escrow closed today and we will have the keys on June 15th. Our move in date is set for June 30th. We have 2 weeks to work our butts off to make it move in ready. I can't wait to share all the before and afters! I already have one for next week. We got to work on one part because the bank wouldn't lend on it till it was fixed.


  1. Yay! I think you are all crazy, but I'm glad you're happy! :)

  2. Can't wait to see the before and after, it is going to be a great house, with all the love and hard work it will recieve. Lorale

  3. It really does look like it can be a great house. Once all the STUFF is out and you can see what needs to be done it should go fairly fast. How exciting.

  4. Love a good fixer! Congratulations!

  5. That is SO exciting Kristin!!!! So happy for you guys!!! Hope all the projects work out! Did the lady agree to move out?