Monday, October 13, 2008

Pics of the house

So here are some pictures of the house. When we bought it, it was inundated with trees and bushes. It was difficult to even see the house. For the last few weekends Dave, his brother Kyle, my dad, and my mom have been busy helping to cut down all the bushes and trees. It has been a big project and the house looks so much better. It's actually nice to see what we purchased!

This poor house was on the market for almost a year and vacant off and on for up to four years or so. The inside and outside were neglected and the house just needs some TLC which we are willing to give it. Can't believe someone else did not see the potential that this house has. Most of the house has original light fixtures and probably has only been painted once since it was built in 1971. There are beautiful hard wood floors on the main level and the upper bedrooms. The kitchen had two layers of linoleum and carpet which was gross but the sellers gave us a flooring allowance and we were able to put a new floor in the kitchen and carpet in the middle family room. The third family room has nice carpet. The house already looks so much better and we love it. Can't wait to paint the rooms and change out the rest of the fixtures....it will look like a new house. It's crazy to finally be in our own house. The kids are happy to be here and I love having all the room. Dave is in heaven with being able to work in his "own" yard and all the fix-it jobs. We feel blessed!




4 comments:

Angela said...

The bushes you have in the front of the house are my least favorite in the world. They just grow and die inside so you can't really trim it back. Its a waste of money and time. I'm glad you pulled them out. It really looks fantastic on the outside once you got rid of everything. Oh, and now you'll have more light in nearly all the rooms.

Rose said...

Lookin good Annie! Looks like a lot of work, but it is so worth it.

Megan said...

what a cute little house! I can't wait till we can finally get a house of our own. It'll be several years from now though, but I dream about it every day!

Rebekah said...

ANDREA! So, what is your new address? You'll have to email me. CONGRATS! I can't wait to buy a house again! I HATE renting!