This is our new home. I can't believe I can actually say that!! And really, I shouldn't, because we haven't had the inspection yet and we haven't closed yet. But I'm confident and so in love with it, that I had to blog it. Even if something terrible happens and we lose it, I want to remember how excited we were to find it!
Let me just tell you. This house needs a LOT of work. And the photos I'm about to share with you do not, by any means, do it justice. It's in pretty rough shape, but all it really needs is love. The inspection is Wednesday and we close in the middle of March, so we will be able to move in as soon as we get to California in April!
In no particular order, here are the photos I took of the house while we were there and some commentary on our upcoming projects!
I should also mention now that we are having all the walls painted a beautiful grey color and the carpets all torn out and replaced with hardwood laminate flooring. That depletes our home improvement budget for the time being, so that will be the last of the major improvements until we can recoup a little bit. The photos also don't really show how bad the carpet is, but it has to go before the house is even livable. Home Depot is running a $37 installment special, so in goes the hardwood!
PS. Do you see out the spackle doesn't match the texture of the wall? Why are textured walls so popular? They are impossible. Every time you damage or ding up a wall, you have to retexture the whole thing. Who thought that was a good idea. I'm currently looking for a nice piece of artwork to cover that up, because I'm definitely not doing all that.
That's a random photo to end on, but that's our new place. I feel so fortunate that it was discounted at such an affordable price, because the last time it was sold, it was so far out of our budget we wouldn't even have looked at it. We are buying at the perfect time, and hopefully we can unload this property at an equally perfect time. I'm also grateful to be married to someone as crazy as I am to undertake a DIY house when we really haven't done anything close before. I will be sure to blog our adventures in fixer-uppership, for your entertainment purposes of course!