Monday, October 1, 2007

Our First House

This post is a little late in coming, but we wanted to show everyone our house. We bought the house in March and we moved in at the end of June. We fully renovated the house, including adding a laundry room. I am going to show the before pictures, and then the after, and I will include a little bit of detail about what we did to each room.

Exterior of House

Here we didn’t make any changes. It is a 1960 brick ranch house with a carport. We like the desert landscaping in the front. It is easy to maintain, mostly what we have to do is to weed it, and water the plants.

Master Bedroom

Before

After

Mainly what we did here was to replace the carpet and to paint. We also replaced the window, with an energy efficient window.

Master Bathroom

Before

After


We completely gutted the master bath. We changed the location of the toilet, which made the bathroom more usable. We are very pleased with how it turned out. We really love the tile, and the sink.

Rhianna’s Room
Before

After

This bedroom had tile on the floor which we had removed and we put in new carpet. And we painted the walls.

Rand’s Room

Before: we don’t have a before picture of this room.

After

Here we just changed the carpet and painted.

Office

Before

After: Again, just carpet and paint.

Hall Bathroom

Before

After

Like the master bathroom, this was completely gutted. The location of all the plumbing fixtures stayed the same here.

Living & Dining Rooms

Before

After

Here we installed bamboo floors, and repainted every surface. We also changed the ceiling fan in the dining room.

Den/TV Room

Before

After

This room had some more major changes. First, we closed off the entry into the kitchen. We replaced the flooring, and we changed the pocket doors, to French doors. We also removed the fireplace, added some shelving to match the original shelving, and painted.

Laundry Room

Before

After

This is an addition and although we still have to go outside to get to our laundry room, it is much nicer to have the laundry room itself indoors.

Kitchen

Before

After

This is our favorite room in the house. We completely changed the structure and layout of this room. We pulled down the wall separating the kitchen and dining room and replaced it with a counter to open up the space. We replaced all of the cabinetry and appliances. We really love how everything turned out. The blue wall is all floor-to-ceiling pantry cabinets. Both the blue cabinets and the wood cabinets we got from IKEA.

3 comments:

merathon said...

let me be the FIRST to comment and say WOW! you guys did some amazing work-- especially that kitchen! it seriously looks amazing. tell me about that shiny glass wall in there. i can't tell what that is!

did you do most of it yourselves or did you have help?

Steph said...

The house looks beautiful. I wish I could say we have done that much work on our little house!It's a work in progress...we have a blog too. mattandstephaniesfamily.blogspot.com

Anayansi said...

very impressive. that is amazing, everything that ya'll have done. congrats on the new house.