First time homeowners taking on a 1950’s fixer upper, what could go wrong?
Honestly, we had it easy in comparison. Fixing up a home is just a very large project to take on and takes up ALL of your free time (or time you thought you had free). With our professions, sometimes coming home to a huge fixer upper can be overwhelming. Overall, it’s been a lot of fun and a great ease into the home ownership game. I honestly would not have done it any other way!
When we began our first home search, let’s just say I was VERY prepared. During the first meeting with our realtor I showed up with a very thorough list of needs/wants & a dozen homes I’d saved on Zillow. Our realtor was…I’m not sure if I would use the term scared or impressed. Either way he did amazing dealing with my crazy and helped walk us through this foreign concept of owning property. I knew with my design background & my husband’s general construction background we could take on a home that needed some love. Ain’t nobody got time for a flip house; but, we could definitely take a rough home that had potential and turn it into a home. Our current house, for whatever reason, called to me as that perfect blend. One tour, hours of online stalking, and we were in love!
Before we even had the keys, I had our future house’s floor plan drafted and had already begun designing it to it’s full potential.
Hi, hello, I’m fully aware that I’m crazy.
Mood boards, shopping lists, floor plans. My absolute favorite. The day we got the keys, we cleaned first of all (so gross) then promptly painted the whole house. Yup, no small task but a MUST before our furniture even arrived on site! The house was a rainbow of dark bold colors and I couldn’t stand it. Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray to the rescue! We used this same color throughout the house and it looks amazing. It’s the perfect gray for this home to blend the original hardwoods into present day trends. Although painting was a big task, it was hardly the biggest we had in mind for the house. You’ll see in many blogs to come that each area of the house, inside and out, was updated. From replacing lighting, to moving walls, to gutting the kitchen – you name it! I’ll walk you through the various projects with pricing breakdowns to show you just how easy it can be!
As far as first time homeowners go, I think we nailed it with this house! It’s an adorable house from the 50’s that we were able to give some much needed love. It was just what we were itching for and I can’t wait to see what journey we tackle next!
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