Friday, September 6, 2013

The Return of the Blogger

Here it is! I call it our new old house. In my mind I wanted a cute little brick bungalow, but this cute little brick colonial revival cottage definitely fit the bill. It was built in the early 1900s and built to last. We're close to Sam's school, three parks, church, BYU, and other fun places in a neighborhood that's full of life and diversity. However, our cottage needs a lot of work, and is slightly overwhelming in that everywhere you look there's something you could fix up. The huge backyard needs tree removal, chicken shed pulled down, a gate, landscaping, new fence sections, a new garage, a built in trampoline and a play cottage. The inside needs new floors, a new kitchen, new bathrooms, wall touch up, trim touch up, paint, new wiring, and a less creepy basement. And oh yes, did I mention it needs a new roof and a paint job?

It was definitely livable when we bought it, but livable like a cheap hotel where you don't actually want to live there, just stay there for one night. Not that it's decrepit. It just needs some TLC, which I am fully prepared to give. Because Austin loves me and knows I want the house, he too is prepared to throw in some TLC. We bought the house exactly a week ago and have dived into renovations so we can actually move in and let my parents have their house back as soon as possible. We're staying with them while we complete the two projects that we thought it would be hard to be in the house for: Floors and Kitchen. That's its own post, so more on that later. So far its been really stressful, a little bit fun, and good bonding time with family members.

More to come!


Job and Rachael said...

Wow what a project! I think it runs in the family to get fixer uppers. How fun to make it uniquely yours. It is beautiful already and I am excited to see what you do with it!

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