Monday, October 11, 2010

We are Homeowners!

For the last 4 months we have been working on getting into our first home. We finally closed today! My wonderful uncle Michael and aunt Kate gave us an amazing opportunity to be able to get into our first home. When we first looked at the house we werent sure we could handle all of the work, but after lots of fasting and prayer we decided this opportunity was too amazing to pass up. The house was a foreclosure and the previous owner was a self proclaimed "handyman". The whole house was one big unfinished project. After lots of painting, drywalling, new carpet, new cabinets, new siding, new windows, all new appliances, and a lot more we are finally able to call it ours. Here are some before and after pictures.

The front of our house. We got new siding, new windows, a new door, and new drip edge. We will still be taking out that rosebush and probably the other two bushes and will be putting on shutters.
Here is the back of the house. Again we did new siding, new windows, and a new balcony off Logan's room. Plus a lot of weeding was done.

The backyard was ridiculous! The grass was probably 3 feet high and the weeds were crazy. It is finally looking like a yard now, but we have so much more to do.

My mom heard about a contest on Good Things Utah where you send a picture of your old shed and you could possible win a new one. Well we won! How could we not with that shed!

The kitchen had ok cabinets but they werent done. We got all new cabinets, a new window, and all new appliances. We also painted pretty much every room in the entire house.

This is Logan's room. It had pink walls and pink carpet. We painted the walls and got new carpet. We also put in new curtains and will be making the closet a lot better too.

In our room we just painted and got new blinds.

In the family room we painted and got new carpet. We will finish the fireplace and put in crown molding eventually. For now this is Logan's toy room.

This room was so creepy. The wood panelling had to go. We ripped it off and drywalled that entire room and put in new carpet. It turned out great!

We still have a lot to do on the house, but we are so happy to finally be moved in and homeowners. We are so grateful to all of our family who helped so much! And so grateful to Mike and Kate who are so generous. Thank you so much!


Melanie said...

I can't wait to see it in person.


Debbie said...

Wow, it looks so great! I've been excited for you to post about this, and the before and after pictures are amazing! You guys did such a great job on it! I'm so happy for you to finally have your own house!

I'm Thankful for... said...

It looks GREAT!!!!

Teresa Farmer said...

Lindsay I love it!! I can't believe how much work you guys put into it. It looks great. I'll will have to come see it when you guys are all moved in and ready to have people over.

Leslie said...

It was worth it. It turned out great. Have I mentioned how much i love your kitchen? :)

Allison Wagstaff said...

Congrats! That is so exciting! Your house looks awesome. You did a great job on the reno.

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Rachel W. said...

Yay! Congrats on your house that is so excitng!! It looks amazing you guys have worked so hard on it.