Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Our Reno Project | The Full Before Tour!

Happy June everyone! We've got a good start on the tear down stage of our summer reno project in the last few weeks, but for today I am going to start at the very beginning!! The full house tour of the home exactly as it was posted on the MLS website (taken by the realty company), complete with the 1980's furnishings and wallpaper. This home is approximately 2600 sq ft and was built in 1989; it's 2 floors and has 4 bedrooms upstairs and 3 bathrooms total. It's got good bones, and it's in our preferred neighbourhood. We are crossing our fingers that through this reno we can make it our own and be happy here for years to come. Let's start with the entry way:
Pink  carpets and wallpaper with borders every where you turn. This place was honestly a time capsule in that way. And truly everything was kept clean & in good condition. You can just get a peek of the powder room to the left (more on that in an upcoming post!). To the right is the living room/dining room:
These entry rooms are fairly decent-sized, and lots of light. The mantle is actually in good condition but we will be knocking out the surround and the actual fireplace unit. Do you find it interesting how far apart the sconces are? Definitely need to change that!
We've got this funny pony wall separating the living and dining space, and from this view you can see the drop down with 2 steps. For budget's sake we are going to keep the step-down here, but we will knock out the pony wall and create steps the entire width of the space.
Dining room is pretty standard - definitely going to be switching out all of these tulip-style light fixtures ;) Can't wait to show you what's going in in place of it!
I'm excited to see some decent changes in the kitchen. We are blessed that the home came with a new oven & fridge, but we will need to replace dishwasher, and of course cupboards, counters, backsplash and more. And that light-box!! It followed me from our previous home's kitchen! Too funny.
The kitchen eating area is a little tight, so we've gotten rid of our large kitchen table and I'll be hunting for a smaller round one. We'll also replace the French doors in here. Gotta love that tulip-style light fixture again ;)
This family room is really the part I dislike most about this home. It had me second guessing putting an offer on the place. But I think I've got some tricks up my sleeve to make it work - including getting rid of the step down and the entire fireplace in here. More to come on this yucky space soon!
 The den on the main floor:
Main bathroom on the second floor:
Bedrooms are pretty standard boring stuff for now:
Our master is rather huge, the first time I toured the home I kept saying, "Why couldn't they have borrowed a few square feet for the tiny family room??" But I do think it will be quite fun to create a sitting area in here eventually:
And finally the master ensuite, also huge, and a total gut-job. Scary thing is that we are afraid it'll eat a huge chunk of our budget so we will have to wait and see but it may be left as a future project at this point. I definitely want to do this space justice and do it right!
So that's our official starting point!! I'll be updating you more frequently now on the progress. I'd love to hear any ideas or thoughts you have for these spaces! Follow along on instagram for some current updates as well. Wish me luck ;)

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