Pursuit of Home Sweet Home

I moved in to my little 900 square foot condo in the Spring of 2009.  Since then, it has seen changes like no other can explain.  All I can do is provide the pictures and let you see for yourself.

The Living Room

My most favorite room in the house.  When I first moved in the walls were a taupe color that I was insistent on painting. What I loved most about the room was the sheer size of it…but the real selling point?

Before

This awesome bar area!  I could already see potential in this.

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This room has come a long way since I moved in.  I have split this awkward floor plan into a living area and a dining area for the best of both worlds when it comes to entertaining.  More to come on that soon.

The Kitchen

Before

The kitchen was very…normal when we bought it.  The cabinets were dated, the vinyl floor was tattered and…

Before

There was a mirror in it!  Who wants to see themselves eat?  Not me!  So first things first, we tore down this ’80’s eyesore.

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The cabinets have been painted, new flooring put in, and a new back splash .  But again, this is just progress…

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The Balcony

Before it was covered in astroturf…which was weird.  But after we moved in, a little girl who came to visit started to call this house The Treehouse, because of all the trees around.  Another selling point of the house was the great natural light that came through the windows.

After

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The porch was screened in last summer and now it is an outdoor retreat!  Simply wonderful and useful during rain storms.

 

The Bathroom

BEFORE

After

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I took out the grody shower door and replaced it with a lovely shower curtain.  So much easier to keep up with now.

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Then we have the sink…not sinks.  The vanity area is a great place for Mad’s litter box, but honestly, we could do without it.  Hopefully, down the road, we will have two sinks.

The Master Bedroom

BEFORE

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AFTER

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The master bedroom has been affected the most lately.  There was a major overhaul of the baby furniture from when I was a kid, and I did some moving of the bed as well as the futon that used to be in the living room.  The bedroom just feels so much more spacious and relaxing now.  We also took out the frilly light fixture and put up a ceiling fan.

The Garden

We were granted a patch of dirt that we could do pretty much anything with and that’s what I did!

Yellow jasmine…

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Roses

So, we do have a ways to go, but the great thing is that we don’t have to go anywhere anytime soon.  This is our home, and for the mortgage payment…it’s pretty darn sweet being able to have money left over to travel and enjoy life.

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