Monday, February 10, 2014

New Home Tour: The Inside - BEFORE


I am so excited to finally share some pictures of our first home we purchased back in October!  It has been such a whirlwind, but we absolutely LOVE being homeowners (minus all the snow removal my husband has had to do this winter!).  Sorry for the quality of the pictures, but they were taken quickly before all of our furniture was moved in :).   

Some projects that are in progress/completed right now:
  1. Replacing all the carpet in the bedrooms (completed!)
  2. Removing wallpaper in all the rooms (almost done!)
  3. Replacing all other carpet with hardwood floors (floors purchased, prepping to install)
  4. Painting (Completed: master bedroom, hallway, front entrance, family room, office, kitchen; Still needed: two bedrooms, bathrooms, mudroom, laundry room)
  5. Paint all trim white (almost done!)
  6. Replace kitchen appliances (range replace, fridge being delivered end of this month; microwave and dishwasher will be replaced later)
  7. Replace washer/dryer (completed!)
  8. Replace light fixtures
  9. Tile mudroom area and laundry room
  10. Re-tile both bathrooms and install new vanities (first vanity purchased!)
I think that is what is on our radar right now - lots going on right now!  As you will see below, these are definitely Before pictures.  And the previous owners were kind enough to leave many of their window treatments, bathroom decorations, and decorations throughout the remainder of the house - those have all been replaced too!  I can't wait to share the AFTER pictures with you all!



Eliorah: New Home Tour - The Inside - BEFORE
The Front Entrance

Eliorah: New Home Tour - The Inside - BEFORE
Standing in the Front Entrance, looking into the Family Room

Eliorah: New Home Tour - The Inside - BEFORE
Another view of the Family Room, this time looking from the Office

Eliorah: New Home Tour - The Inside - BEFORE
The Office (which previous owners used as a Dining Room)

Eliorah: New Home Tour - The Inside - BEFORE
The Dining Area (view from the Family Room)

Eliorah: New Home Tour - The Inside - BEFORE
The Kitchen

Eliorah: New Home Tour - The Inside - BEFORE
Another view of the Kitchen

Eliorah: New Home Tour - The Inside - BEFORE
And another view of the Kitchen :) (to the right is the mudroom, which leads to a large pantry, a door to another small deck outside, a large coat closet, and a door to the garage, which I forgot to take a picture of before!  The Laundry Room also is that way)

Eliorah: New Home Tour - The Inside - BEFORE
Laundry Room

Eliorah: New Home Tour - The Inside - BEFORE
Another view of the Laundry Room

Eliorah: New Home Tour - The Inside - BEFORE
Hallway (view from bedrooms looking towards Family Room/Front Entrance).  The door on the left is the Guest Bathroom.

Eliorah: New Home Tour - The Inside - BEFORE
Guest Bathroom 

Eliorah: New Home Tour - The Inside - BEFORE
Guest Bathroom (not pictured: bath tub)

Eliorah: New Home Tour - The Inside - BEFORE
First Bedroom

Eliorah: New Home Tour - The Inside - BEFORE
Another view of the First Bedroom

Eliorah: New Home Tour - The Inside - BEFORE
Second Bedroom 

Eliorah: New Home Tour - The Inside - BEFORE
Another view of the Second Bedroom

Eliorah: New Home Tour - The Inside - BEFORE
Master Bedroom (there is one window on the wall not pictured)

Eliorah: New Home Tour - The Inside - BEFORE
Master Bathroom

Eliorah: New Home Tour - The Inside - BEFORE
Another view of the Master Bathroom

I hope you enjoyed this first peek at our New Home!  I cannot wait to share the AFTER pictures with you as we begin to finish some of our current projects!

What are some money-saving tips you have for a first-time homeowner updating a home?  Please share below!



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35 comments :

  1. New homes are so much fun! I love it : ).
    Congratulations. You have made a lot of changes. They sure are hard work, aren't they?

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    1. Thank you! Yes, lots of changes going on all at once - definitely hard work, but I can't wait for the end result!

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  2. Looks like a beautiful home! Have fun and congratulations! #SITSBlogging

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    1. Thank you so much - thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Very nice! Do you know what you want to do to it yet? My tips for decorating are to do one room at a time, starting with the room you spend the most time in. If you just do a little to each room, none of it will feel "done." But when you complete one room, then you feel great about it and you are ready to tackle the next!

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    1. Right now I'm in the 'nothing feeling done' mode - We are working to get our hardwood floors down, but wanted to paint beforehand, which has also led to a couple of other little projects :) BUT, I see an end in sight! Floors are almost ready to be down :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. The home looks like it has great bones! Love the wood finishes. Can't wait to see what it looks like all completed.

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    1. One of the reasons why we purchased the house was because we saw how good the bones were, and the potential that the house held. We are loving it and can't wait to get through all our projects! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. A very lovely space. I bet you will do wonderful things with it. How exciting!!

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    1. I have so many ideas - I think my husband is hoping no more pop up! But we are very excited with our project list :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. My biggest tip - take your time before making big changes. Curtains and paint are easy changes that can be fixed if you're not happy. It's not easy to put a wall back if you change your mind.

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    1. We definitely have thought a lot about the changes we are in the process of making - a lot is paint :) Thanks for the tip and for stopping by!

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    1. Thank you!! Can't wait to slowly do the reveal!

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  8. You've a beautiful home and I can't wait to see the 'after' photos! DIY is rewarding but at times a lot of work. Enjoy!!
    Cathi

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    1. Thank you! DIY has caused the time table to be a little longer, life being busy and such :) But so rewarding knowing that we are making the house our home.

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  9. Can't wait to see the after!! Enjoy the process. Stopping by from SITS!

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  10. What a fun project you have there!! My tip? Paint. Just paint everything. Paint in itself will make such a HUGE difference.

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  11. It's so fun to start in a new home. I know you'll enjoy getting everything decorated and looking just perfect!

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  12. this is awesome! I can't wait to see the house transformed! thanks for sharing :)

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  13. Wow! Congrats on your new house! It's an exciting time, for sure. Sounds like you have lots of projects ahead of you. I LOVE to work on our house, esp trying to do it "on the cheap" by re-using, re-purposing or renewing older items. Good luck with everything-can't wait to see the pics!

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  14. It's amazing all the things you've already checked off your list since October! I think the house is adorable now so I can't wait to see the after pics!

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  15. I can't wait to see your after photos. I'm a Realtor by trade and I love when clients have vision in a home they can create!

    Stopping by from the SITS Comment Fest.

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  16. Good luck on creating the after pictures! :)

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  17. That is so exciting for you to decorate your new home! I am moving into a new apartment and for the first time I wont have any roommates so I can't wait to decorate the place all on my own!! Can't wait to see your projects and after pictures!

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  18. What a fun blank canvas! Enjoy every minute of creating your dream home :)

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  19. Congrats on the new home!! It looks very spacious! Looking forward to seeing what you end up doing with the place!

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  20. The French doors on the family room/office are what we want for the front room.

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  21. Can't wait to see the transformation! <3 www.sweetanddownlow.com #SITSblogging

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  22. Wow, sounds like you have got a ton done already - great job! I'm sure the afters are going to look amazing.

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  23. Wow! Your home is beautiful. Can't wait to see the 'after'. I have to change my carpets too.

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  24. Now I'm excited for the After pictures!! We are closing on our first home right now, and I've got all the rooms renovated in my head, lol! #SITSblogging

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    1. Thank you and Congrats to you!! Have fun, but also take your time!

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  25. We moved in to a house decorated in a similar 70s-80s style about a year ago and have slowly been making changes as we can fit it in to the budget. My advice is to work through a list of one project at a time and budget for each one. Paint is the cheapest change and has the biggest impact. We won't be making any big structural changes because it wouldn't be a sound investment. Good luck and have fun!

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    1. Thanks for the tips! The one thing we have made sure to do is to make sure that every project is paid for - not running up credit :) That is SO important when re-modeling. The only structural change we had to make was to move one small wall a little so that we can fit our new fridge :) So excited for it to finally be delivered!

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