Monday, November 5, 2012

House Tour Part 1

I am finally getting around to doing our house tour! I know you guys have been asking to see pictures for awhile now and I'm just now getting around to it! So sorry for your wait! 

Justin and I bought our house in September of 2010. At first I was very hesitant because I honestly didn't see the "full potential." All I saw was dollar signs and a LOT of work! However, I'm a very trusting person, especially when it comes to trusting Justin. He told me to pick out two things I liked about the house and he would fix the rest... and that he did! He is such a hard worker and he fixed our entire house mainly by himself! We did have help from our wonderful families and we hired out a few jobs but other than that it was ALL him! He did exactly what he said he was going to do and then some! I never expected our home to be what it is today! 

I remember the night we got our keys like it was yesterday! We went straight to the house and I started snapping away! I couldn't wait to post before pictures of our home so everyone would be shocked when they saw the "after." 

Today I am absolutely in love with our little home! It is honestly the best decision Justin and I have ever made! We bought it for DIRT cheap and now it's worth 6 times what we got it for! It's seriously amazing how much a little work can change something so much! 

With Justin doing almost everything on his own our renovations have cost very little since we didn't have to pay for labor! Plus my dad knows every Tom, Dick and Harry and was able to help get materials super cheap! 

We paid $17,500 for our house {foreclosed} and we put a total of $8,500 into renovations which equals a total of $26,000 for our home. 

We recently got our house reappraised and it's now worth $90,000 with our upgrades and renovations! So we made a $64,000 profit off our home! :) 

So far our house has had the following replaced: 
-New drywall/ceilings in every room
-New electric installed throughout the entire house
-New insulation
-New carpet, hardwood and tile flooring
-New pluming
-New baseboards and trim
-New counter tops and sink 
-New light fixtures and ceiling fans in every room
-New front door
-New furniture and appliances

Okay, I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking! This is just part 1 {our living/dining room} the rest of the house tour will continue later! 

Please let me know what you think! I'm happy to answer any questions you might have! 
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40 comments:

  1. Wow! That is an amazing profit on a house...my husband and I are working hard to make needed renovations in our house too...you guys are such an inspiration and I can't wait to see the rest of your house tour!

    http://bits-of-brooke.blogspot.com/

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  2. your house is BEAUTIFUL!!!! :) I cant wait to redo my house. I hope I can make it half as beautiful!!!

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  3. Umm hold the freaking phone. Where in the US did you buy a house for less than 20k, my mouth udon the floor. My apartment rent is more than that for one year in NYC. Holy heck.

    You did an amazing job with the renos! I'm surprised it's not worth even more. Wow.

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  4. It looks great :) I too am interested in learning where you purchased your home. What state? That's a heck of a deal!

    I'm guessing the fireplace was one of the two things you liked, it's super cute!


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  5. Wow! That is amazing profit and awesome renos!! I want to do that to a house, but my husband has no desire to spend his nights and weekends working on the house. Boo.
    Hard work pays off though!! Good Job! Can't wait to see the rest of the house!

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  6. Shut the front door. $17,500 for a HOUSE? My goodness. In my area, which is a suburb about 30 minutes outside of Vancouver, lots (read: just dirt, no buildings) go for a minimum of $500,000. I think we need to move!

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  7. Looks amazing!! Yall really changed the place and made it yours!

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  8. I love the changes girlie. He did a great job at fixing it. I am glad you love it now verses before & that you also get a good profit out of it :)

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  9. how awesome! you know...that make tv shows about ppl like you! hahaha. I will say, labor is expensive part! My hubby and I are building a house (should be finished THIS WEEK) and I'm amazed when I look at the bid sheet and see how much labor costs. thanks for sharing! I can't wait to have my home tour (hopefully this weekend...fingers crossed) by the way, totally shared this on twitter!

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  10. Ohmygosh, okay it looks AMAZING!!!! I'm so impressed with all that work you all did! It's so cute now! :) Annnnnd living in Cali, I cannot believe how little you paid for your house! Like, that is unheard of here! haha Lucky girl!
    xo

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  11. what an awesome profit! We are slowly re-doing updates to ours. We bought it in pretty good condition just very outdated. But a lot of character to it, its 100 years old colonial.

    All the remodeling looks amazing

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  12. Everything looks great! And how awesome that your hard work paid off and your house is now worth more.

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  13. Can't wait to see the rest of your house!

    I love the clock above your mantle!

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  14. I know, $17,500 for a house that is insane! I love the changes you have done, it is beautiful.

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  15. Looks good :)
    Hardwood floors always make such a difference.

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  16. Wow - that's amazing! Looks fantastic, I can't believe you paid $17,500 for a house! Some people spend more than that on a car :) Can't wait to see the rest!

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  17. Wow, what an amazing deal for house. Your hard work has paid off.

    xo Ashley
    chashh.blogspot.com

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  18. It looks awesome girl! I know it's alot of work. We've done alot to our house to fix it up and make it more up to date. It takes time and money for sure! I love what ya'll have done. It looks really good. I know it makes ya'll proud.

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  19. Looks amazing! And like everyone else, so jealous you got a house for 17 thousand!!

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  20. wow!! thats a great deal! We are going to be looking for houses soon, your story is very inspiring!

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  21. Looks amazing! We are in the process of buying a house, and we already have SO many things we want to change about the house! How did you guys change the color of the bricks on your fireplace? I love the look!

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  22. Looks GREAT! Love that yall have made such a large profit!

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  23. So far your home is so cute and such a great investment. Ya'll are going to benefit so much not only financially but with all the memories you will make in this home. GREAT choice! I can't wait to see the rest.

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  24. So impressed and LOVING all the mods. I really wish we (my hubby and I) could find a cute little house for cheap and do this. We found one but they wanted extremely too much for it and it needed a lotttttt of work. Hopefully, within the next year or so we will be moving into something a lot bigger than what we have right now. Your entire home (from what I have seen so far) looks amazing. Great work girl! Cannot wait to see more.

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  25. dang you guys had some work to do! looks great now!

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  26. Your house looks great! I love the fireplace.

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  27. I LOVE home tours!!!! Especially loving the fireplace transformation!

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  28. Wow that is pretty amazing! I can't believe that only cost you all 8,500 in renovations. I need your secret!

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  29. It looks absolutely amazing!! Y'all did a great job!!

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  30. You are seriously talented!!! Love the renovations :)

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  31. Love it!!! You guys did an amazing job!! Can't wait to see the rest :)

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  32. Holy heck 17,500! Wow! I mean wow:) I cant wait to do that with my own home.

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  33. Your post have the information that is help full and very informative. I would like you to keep up the good work you know how to make your post understandable for most of the people. estetik

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  34. Hey girl! Your house looks great. thanks so much for stopping by my blog :) I'm a new follower of yours!

    Joanna

    P.S. i love your blog design

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  35. Wow! It would certainly take a lot of faith for me to be able to see past all the "Before" -- Way to go! It looks like you're making wonderful progress.

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  36. Great job! that is amazing work! You wouldn't even recognize it.

    Visiting from the blog working wednesdays :)

    Kelsey
    storiesofkel.blogspot.com

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  37. Great job! I love it! I wish you could come to our apt and change it. visiting from the blog working hop. one of your newest followers.

    Jesa
    lifeofasportswife.blogspot.com

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  38. I randomly found your blog at a GREAT time! Last night my fiance and I wrote up an offer for our first home. Like you, all I see is dollar signs and work! Your "after" pictures are confidence that any home can be fixed and created into something magazine worthy! :)

    Kelsie
    gar0190 - instagram

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  39. love all of these photos! We are in the middle of renovating and I love looking at what others have done!

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