Moving inside, because it’s hot as blazes out there.
Inside the house, we’ve replaced all the flooring (except in the bathrooms) and moved the HVAC from the crawlspace to the attic. We also painted. The sitting room is Behr Fashion Gray, and every other living space is Martha Stewart Sisal.
This is our foyer in 2011, before we moved in.
We removed the tile, changed out the front door and light fixture, and accessorized.
The living room circa 2011 was already starting to feel dated, with a high-contrast accent wall.
After using the living room as such for years, we recently flip-flopped our living and dining rooms, with great success. We also added can lights in the ceiling.
The old dining room was petite. Since the house doesn’t have an eat-in kitchen, we used the dining room frequently, and it just wasn’t practical for a family of six.
The old dining room is now a sitting room, home of the octopus chairs.
Next up: the kitchen.
We refinished the cabinets, changed out the counter tops and appliances, and added a tile backsplash and enough undercabinet lights to perform surgery in there.
The family room was perfectly inoffensive in the MLS pictures:
After the fire, we vaulted the ceiling, which made the room feel much bigger. Recently, we created a coffee station in the corner and added some antique furniture. We added the cat in 2013.
The previous owners used the sunroom as an office, which I don’t understand, as there was no AC to the sunroom when we moved in.
The biggest change we made (other than adding a proper roof with AC) was re-vamping the wet bar. I will be sad to leave it.
In the final installment of this series, we’ll check out the bedrooms. See you then!