I figured the best way to kick this off is with a quick home tour. So this is what our house looked like when we moved in (minus the basement, as I didn’t take any pics on the first day and after that it was all boxes for weeks).

Click on any image to go to a larger version for better stalking.

Exterior of Home

The front of our house! This is what it looked like when we first moved in. We have a lot of work to do to get those bushes under control, no? We made strides here.


The entryway/living room (For before and after pics click here).


The living room, entryway and hallway (previously carpeted and wallpapered). Click here for before and after.


The living room/dining room (formerly wallpapered and carpeted).


A fun pic of the kitchen from the family room.


And a pic of the kitchen from the dining room.


The Family Room, after renovation, before new flooring.

And after our first major renovation project this is what the family room looked like! Still have to replace that carpet but that will likely happen when we renovate the kitchen.


Master bedroom had green carpet… (now it has hardwood and I pulled those curtains). We have plans for this room coming up later this year.

The Home Office

The Home Office

The scoop on our home office renovation is here.

141115-017The guest bedroom.


We never got pics of the downstairs after we moved in and before the boxes descended. My bad. This is what it looked like when the previous owners lived there.


This picture of the garage is also from before we moved in–that’s Dale and our realtor.


Another quick pic of our garage. We’ve done a massive garage renovation that is on-going (never ending): Garage Mahal.


And the backyard! We have big plans for that as well.