Saturday, March 28, 2015

House #4 Locked and Loaded

After multiple unavoidable delays, the house is finally (almost) good to go. The real estate agreement is signed and it's going on the market on Tuesday. There are a few details for the Mr. to see to before then, but things are close, very, very close. 

It's a wonderful little house in a great neighborhood. Were I a more rational person, I'd say we should sell our estate and move in to this brand new home. Unfortunately, the Mr. and I are both quite attached to our current domicile and will likely stay well beyond our ability to care for it. Oh well.

Let's get started. I'm not going to list all the stuff that's new. Just assume everything.

The front, before and after. Significantly more curb appeal.

Alert readers will recall that the backyard was about 50% pavement. Don't ask me why, but over the objections of both me and our realtor, the Mr. had it ripped up. I'm glad he did. Much better. 

Ready to go inside? I'm reposting this handy floor plan I, myself, drew for your convenience.

We'll start with the master bedroom and half bath.

Once you've seen one of the two smaller bedrooms, you've seen them all, so I'll limit myself to just one before and after. Heck, it isn't even the same room, but you get the idea. From yuck to yes.

Hardwood floors and new doors make the hallway snap!

The main bathroom. Oh look, I figured out how to do side by side photos. Good for me.

Now we're getting to the good stuff. Ready? The entryway.

Behold! The dining area (apologies for different angle).

The living room! Yeah, baby!

The playroom and back porch.

And now for the final portion of our story, let's revisit the kitchen, shall we? Check it out. 

Nice 1950's style. Loving the avocado cabinets and zippy table sticking out thing.

Wow! Weird photo trick. No, there is not a giant lampshade in the kitchen.

What? Is this the same room?

Oh, I think that kitchen deserves another shot, don't you? 

Don't worry about that empty cabinet, it's for the fridge.

Bonus photo of the island, complete with electrical outlet. Bring on the kitchen appliances!

What do you think? Pretty nice house, isn't it? Hoping for a quick sale so the Mr. can take that big bag of cash and do some nifty updates on our estate.


  1. It looks fabulous! It is so spic-n-span clean and so pretty! Love the kitchen! We hope it goes fast for you. Fingers and paws are crossed!

  2. Looks great! We sure hope it sells fast.

  3. It looks beautiful. That Mr. does good work. I really like that back porch thingy. Paws crossed for a speedy sale!

  4. Howdy Mates. long time no see. Wowza this house has changed so much. It's amazing. I love the floor boards. Our daughter has just built their own home and it has similar floors. I love them. I'm living for the day we get rid of our old smelly dog carpet flooring and replace them with boards. Good luck. Hope you've sold already. No worries, and love, Carol