The Unexpected Fixer-Upper

Kitchen Re-do

We hadn’t intended to buy a fixer-upper. The plan was not to renovate since we were buying a house and planning a wedding at the same time. But things happen. Instead of moving into our move-in ready house 3 weeks (mold/drainage issues!) before our wedding, we bought a 1970s contemporary ranch and moved in two weeks before our wedding. And tore apart the kitchen two weeks after we got back from our honeymoon. 

What drew us to the house? It certainly wasn’t my dream home or my personal design taste. But it had potential. And a fantastic backyard entertaining area. It had space – 3 bedrooms/2 bath on the main floor and a bonus room with another full bath upstairs. The master could fit a king bed. And, key to my husband, a two-car garage. So we went for it. During the past year, we’ve transformed the house, starting with a full kitchen renovation to make better use of the space. Replaced the ugly tile floors and laminate. Scraped the popcorn ceilings (it was so bad!). Painted everything that could be painted. And next up, a complete overhaul of the master bathroom. Stay tuned! Demo-day is June 1. 

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    That is a lot of work you are undertaking. I would love to do that but my hubby and I get really short tempered with each other if we work together. I am the family DIY person and hubby is usually my (pretty useless) assistant. He does make a great cup of tea though.

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