These are mostly listing pics, but I'll update as we change/add things.
We bought in Dec 2011 and moved in Apr 2012. Our renovations are taking forever, but we're starting to get moving. We've completed most of the painting, and we're almost done remodeling our kitchen. We eventually want to redo the bathrooms, finish the basement, and add an addition.
It's a 50s ranch with an identity problem. We're working on the identity problem.
Living Room and Entry
We changed the entry light to an Ikea Alang
Living Room Fireplace
We changed the dining room light to a Murray Feiss Joplin in chrome
It was like a cave
The space was wasted. I'll have photos of the reno soon.
Bedroom 1 - Master
It has a jack-and-jill powder room with the kitchen
Here's a preview of the main bath
We need to rip out the hedges around the house because they're mostly dead and very out of control
We did take out the hedges blocking the walkway
Spring 2012 we planted salvia in the attached planter
This is what they look like now (Don't judge the curtains! They're temporary.
Obviously, there is still a lot of work to do: fill in the rest of the bed, mulch, raise the hanging baskets, and hide the gas meter just to name a few. There's so much more than that!
The plan is to eventually grow hops on the trellises and on twine between the trellises and to plant more native hibiscus. The tobacco is an experiment--we thought it was pretty and very inexpensive, so why not? We do not plan to cut/dry/use it; it's decorative only. If it survives winter, we may add more. Other plants? We're still thinking about that.
Here's another big change! The fixed picture windows have been replaced with 2 Marvin tilt-turn windows and one fixed (middle) window. The old windows were original to the house, but there was nothing redeeming about them. They were simply stops holding in inefficient glazing. Now, we can finally get air circulation in the living room.
Before (there are a few more views in previous pics)
Therma-Tru Pulse Ari Door
Sorry about the lighting in the interior shots. We didn't have lights on at this point since we have to plug in a million lamps.