Well, the beach house reno has begun! Yikes! It all sounded like such a good idea and then when I finally got there and took a good look around...yeah. Pretty overwhelming. Deep breaths.
So I'll be showing you the "befores" of each room and my plans and progress as I move forward, but I thought I'd start off with an overview of the house and what the whole project looks like.
So here it is:
The house was built (and last updated...) in 1980. Yes, all the original wall-to-wall carpet (including in a bathroom!!), appliances, light fixtures, etc. It is about 1600 square feet with 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms. There are 3 decks, a screen porch, a one-car garage, and a full unfinished basement.
The house has a great layout. You enter through a mudroom and then into the kitchen. The front half of the first floor is a family room with a vaulted ceiling and a wood-burning fireplace. Down a hallway from the kitchen is a full bath and a large bedroom. The second floor has two more bedrooms and a full bath. Structurally, the house is in great shape, but boy does it need updating!
So here are a few highlights of what I'm dealing with.
|Wall sconces--note the little crown on top!|
|Oh joy! Every single switch plate and outlet cover |
looks like this!
|It's hard to see, but the little ruffled valance|
and the shade have matching decorations.
|Another awesome light fixture! |
And how about that wallpaper?
|This is my favorite. No, there's not a problem with your screen. |
You are looking at chocolate brown tub with bright gold fittings.
Don't you feel better about your house now? :-)