Hi friend! If you’ve been following along on my Instagram, you’ve seen me mention that we were looking for extra thoughts and prayers for some really huge decisions that were coming our way! Well, we have three pretty awesome things happening in our life, at the moment, and we’re ready to share one with you today!
As many of you have guessed, we bought a new home! 🙂 And we are SO EXCITED!! After searching for years for the perfect lot to build a new home and not finding what we were looking for, we passively started looking at pre-loved homes with our realtor (who happens to be a really close friend of ours). To our surprise (and God’s perfect timing), we found a home that checked off nearly all of our wants and needs. But, our current home wasn’t even up for sale, yet! So, we took less than a week to do some quick updates, touch-ups, yard work, and organization to get our home show-ready. With the help of our family and friends, we put our home up for sale and sold it within ONE day for well over the asking price! We are beyond grateful!
We will be moving into our new home on November 15th, and truly can’t wait! We couldn’t have asked for a home that fits us and our future plans more perfectly than this one does!
The funny part is, after we gutted and completed renovated our first home, Kevin kept telling family and friends that he’d never remodel again since it was so much work. But for me, well, I kept my mouth shut and had a smirk on my face… deep down, I had a feeling we’d be remodeling again!
I must say, seeing the transformation that our first home underwent was seriously amazing! Let’s take a little walk down memory lane and I’ll share our before and after photos with you!
BEFORE OUR FIRST HOME RENOVATION:
Here are the photos from our first home’s original listing, when we bought it in 2014.
Updates that we completed:
- Whole-home: painted all the wood trim white, painted walls cool-toned colors, installed new baseboards
- Entryway: updated glass sidelites to rain glass, painted door blue, added wood-look tile, removed green coke bottle glass
- Great room: white-washed dual fireplace, created new fireplace mantle, removed wood paneling around fireplace, updated carpet, painted
- Dining room: painted buffet, updated carpet
- Sitting room: white-washed dual fireplace, painted mantle, removed wood paneling throughout the entire room, added drywall throughout, added wood-look tile
- Kitchen: removed half wall and moved sink to area below window, removed large window and replaced with new, smaller window to fit above sink, added new cabinets, quartz countertops, lighting (can lights & pendant lights), new appliances, new sink, disposal & faucet, installed wood-look tile
- Powder room: removed odd triangle wall, added marble vanity & faucet, updated toilet
- Master bathroom: Removed outdated vanity, box lights, half wall with green coke bottle glass, triangle wall, tub, added marble tile shower and tub, marble vanity & faucets, new lighting, toilet, and white tile floors
- All bedrooms: painted, updated lighting, updated carpet and/or removed carpet and stained original wood floors
- Exterior: painted wood, trim, landscaped, added an organic garden & firepit
AFTER OUR FIRST HOME RENOVATION:
Here are the after photos showcasing ALL of the hard work and love put into our first home!
A pretty incredible transformation, right?! As you can see, we pretty much gutted the home and created spaces that we truly loved with all of our favorite finishes! It was absolutely worth all the time and effort involved!
Thankfully, our new home is in move-in ready condition but is just a bit outdated for our taste. So… stay tuned as we share more before and afters – but this time with our new home!!! And please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we continue packing, start planning for our new home remodel, and move!
Here are some of our more room-specific blog posts that you may enjoy:
Looking forward to sharing our next renovation with you! Is there anything specific that you’d like to see in my upcoming posts?
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Amber Myers says
Oh wow, it looks amazing! You guys did such a fabulous job. I love it! It could be in a magazine.
Jessica Joachim says
Congratulations! Buying a new home is always exciting! Your first home reno was absolutely stunning as well!
Mary S says
Ahhh I knew it! I’m so happy for both of you!
Your first renovation is stunning! I seriously can’t wait to see what you do with your new home! My husband and I are looking to remodel our kitchen and I’ll be following along to see what brands you end up recommending!! <3 <3 <3
Carly Schmidt says
Seriously in love with these pictures! You guys did an amazing job. Should be on HGTV. I can’t wait to see your next renovation experience! I hope you update us on your blog and IG stories!
Tara Pittman says
I love how you updated the home. It is so modern now and no longer stuck in the 70’s
WoW! You did an amazing job. You guys are so patient… I thought the first was already nice but the after pictures are great. Congratulations!
Good luck with the new house. It’s not easy but you’ll get there eventually.
Ceci Rey says
Congratulations on your new home! The on you sold is beautiful. I have no doubt that the next one will turn out even better.
Alvern @ Success Unscrambled says
oh wow!! You guys did an amazing job on the first house. It just looks like a totally different place after the transformation. I really liked what you did with the garden as well. It looks like a great place to hang out.
How exciting!! Congratulations on buying a new home. What an amazing job you did on the first one. I’m sure the next one will turn out great too.
Oh wow, you have entirely changed the way your home looked like. I would love to live there, it looks so modern and airy. I hope your new one is the same.
Congrats on buying a home! All of the updates turned out so nicely.
you’ve done a beautiful job on your home… what an improvement!
I can’t wait to buy my next home and renovate it similar to your style ; )
Congratulations on your new house purchase – your old house looks gorgeous I can see why it went for over the asking price
Jasmine M says
OMG! The renovations are absolutely gorgeous! I love the changes you guys made. It looks like a whole new place. And congrats on the new home!
wooooooooow! the transformation loooks really amazing. i also love the location because so many greens surrounding the home. it really feels like home to be in your home.. gotta pin this post! <3
cha @ littlemisadvencha.com
Wow, I love this! I see things I’d like to do in our home!