Empty. That's how I felt a couple of weeks ago when I would go over to the house to clean and water plants. Empty and hollow. It was our first house, the one where we brought our first baby home, where we learned how to paint, how to tile, how to replace a light fixture, how to decorate, show hospitality, and how to keep a plant alive. There were so many good memories made within these walls! I'll miss this little house and it will always hold a sweet spot in my heart. But at the same time, I'm so excited to be moving on to the new house! It'll able us to do so much more. I guess it's a bittersweet feeling. So before I get too carried away with my feelings, I better continue on with the house tour. Here's some before pictures taken during the home inspection.
This was the room that we turned into a home office/music room/library. It made more sense to us rather than another rarely-used formal living room.
The front door got a bright red paint job, new entry light, bamboo blinds, white trim, paint, new window, and pretty wood laminate floors. I think the wood floors and white trim make the room look bigger, don't you?
Next up is the kitchen. You can enter the kitchen from the entryway (See the very first picture). Oh the kitchen. It was a little, dark hole. All the cabinets were in pretty rough shape but the sink was new as well as the stove top. But that stove vent, don't let it fool you, it didn't work at all!
Painting all those cabinets white was the first home project we did. It took about 2 weeks, but we got it done! Just painting them brightened up the entire space! We also replaced the hardware, light fixtures, added a bamboo blind, replaced the window, painted the trim and walls, new dishwasher, added the microwave above the stove, new laminate floors, and a new refrigerator (The old refrigerator actually went out about a month or so after moving in, nice right?).
The built-in also got a coat of white paint with peacock blue on the back. Loved that pop of color! We choose to continue the flooring into the kitchen from the dining room to create a seamless look and better visual flow. It made the most sense due to the house size. Well, that and I loved it! It was so easy to keep clean. So that's it for the living room and kitchen. Next I'll show the den and dining room.
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