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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

House Update: We have a house!

So this is not new news to most, but it's new news to my blog. We finally found a house! After the dissappointment of the other house (see the feck you, countrywide post), we kept looking until we found another house that liked. Well, one that we can make our own, anyway. We'll call these the "Before" pictures, because this house needs some cosmetic work.

The house is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house. It was built 1979, and is 1876 Sq. Ft. The lot is over 7500 sq. ft., and it has a pool, and an RV gate for our boat. No HOA! Brian and I (especially Brian) loves the older homes. He is a handyman and wants a home he can make his own, not one that looks the same as all the neighbors. This house has a lot of potential. I can't wait to get in and make it purty!

Here's the guest bathroom, nothing special.
Plans: for now, paint, new fixtures, medicine cabinet, etc.

View from dining room into living room.
Plans: First off, we are removing ALL the nasty blue carpet and replacing it with wood. We'll paint, etc.

RV gate/side of house.
Plans: not much, but removing the basketball hoop. We have no need for that.

Dining Room:
Plans : new light fixture/chandelier (although I have to say that's pretty vintage - literally), remove that gaudy mirror and paint, of course.

Master Bedroom:
It's a pretty large room. I don't know exactly what the plans are yet, but we're definitely replacing the carpet and probably the dog too. ;P

Plans: not much, I'll probably plant some flowers or something back there.

Plans: possibly new porch (Brian's a porch building master), make the grass pretty, plant flower/flower bed. Please excuse the green pool. this is a recent picture. The house has been vacant for some time, but the picture above is proof that it is in good condition, plus we'll know for sure after inspections.

Family Room:
Plans: Not too sure yet. Replace the ceiling fan, buy new furniture, paint.

Immediate Plans: New appliances, new light, paint, new countertops, maybe paint the cabinets if we can.

Front of House:
Plans: PAINT! Question - why do old people love the color mauve so much?
We'll also remove that "banana tree", that's what hubby calls it anyway. There's a flower bed that has rocks in it, that I will plant flowers in. Other that that, we like the desert landscaping.
The brick is red brick with white and greenish bricks placed here and there. I love the red brick, but what color would go well with it? Something neutral... Hmmm?

So there you have it! This is our new home! COE is July 1st! Our lease at our rental isn't up until the end of July which is nice because then we will move in slowly. Get all the painting and carpet removed, install the wood floors. It'll also be perfect because then we can hit up all the 4th of July sales for our appliances. Yippee!


Lisa Pobuda said...

Its so cute Ambie! I love how big the backyard is... Gizzy will have fun playing back there. I might have to bring Boo over for a play date.. maybe swimming lessons haha

Stacey said...

It looks great! I excpected worse from your post but its not bad. It's all cosmetic so that's great.

Michelle said...

Yeah it has potential! I like older houses too. You'll rock it out! Woot!