Thursday, March 1, 2012

Welcome To Our Home!

It's hard to believe that exactly one week ago today we were on the eve of our settlement! We've managed to do so much in just one week!

It's been absolutely exhausting but I'm happy to report that we've successfully:
  • Settled on our house Friday morning
  • Filmed with HGTV (settlement and house hunt*) all day Friday
  • Made approximately 100 trips to Home Depot
  • Had all new stainless steel appliances delivered and installed
  • Had old appliances hauled away (except the fridge which is now in the basement)
  • Had new cabinet installed above microwave so the microwave could fit properly
  • Completed demolition of the new house from ceilings to floors (pictures of this soon)
  • Moved all of our furniture and other stuff to the basement in the new house 
  • Moved all of our everyday stuff into my parents house (which is where we will live during renovations)
  • Emptied and cleaned the house we were renting
  • Had a walk through inspection with our landlord
...I feel like there's a million other things we've done but my brain isn't functioning so well today!
 *Since we purchased a foreclosure the bank would not give HGTV permission to film a house hunt. Unfortunately, HGTV was not allowed on the premises until Matthew and I were the owners and as a result our filmed "house hunt" is really post settlement. Let's just hope our acting skills were up to par so we can fool all of the viewers!

I'm planning on posting pictures of the demolition and construction soon but I'm waiting until I can show you the before and the after so you can really see the difference! As of right now we're hoping to move into our new house in two weeks but I'm thinking it's going to be more like three weeks because there's just always something that comes up!

Luckily, the outside of our house is in pretty good shape and with a little more landscaping and power washing this spring it will look even better!

Our front porch wraps all the way around to the entrance of our deck!

But you can also enter by walking around the backyard and taking the steps up!

 I love all of the details of the rails!

And the built in seating!

And here's our {soon to be} fenced in back yard! It looks a lot bigger than it really is since our lot backs up to a marsh!

That's all the pictures I have for now but hopefully I'll be able to show you all of the progress we've made in the next few weeks! Oh and let's hope this warm weather we're having continues, I can't wait to dine al fresco on the deck!


    1. heidi badger-chrismanMarch 1, 2012 at 10:16 PM

      It looks beautiful! SO excited for you both! And I'm exhausted just reading your list...I remember going through much of it and for every item you mention there's a million details to deal with! Can't wait to see before and after pics!

    2. Thanks Heidi, it is SO exhausting but it'll be worth it in the end! We really lucked out buying a foreclosure for such a great price, it's giving us the financial freedom to renovate the house the way we want it :)