Welcome to the Dollhouse: the "BEFORE" tour

June 16, 2017 6 Comments

Welcome to the Dollhouse: the "BEFORE" tour

Hi friends! If you’ve been following along with our journey, you’ll know that we are right in the middle of moving and home renovation and starting over in a new home! It’s my whole world right now, besides pillow-making and kiddo-chasing. This blog will be my home base for a while - all things home reno. I’m going to be doing features on individual rooms in the house, some before & after posts, and dishing out all the tips and tricks I find along the way to make the process as easy (does that word even exist in the renovation world?) as possible!

 

Today, you get a walk-through. I’m taking you on a tour of the home, from top to bottom. The lovely “before” pictures. Thankfully, we’re moving into a beautiful house. Besides some aesthetic changes here & there, it’s basically move-in ready. We’re not knocking down a ton of walls or doing any massive changes. (just a few!) For the most part, we’re going to go through every room and elevate it. We’re adding in some gorgeous craftsman trim (a farmhouse modern staple!), giving everything a new coat of paint, and installing new flooring. I’m so excited to see the transformation happen. In some way, this blog will feel like a journal of sorts. A place I can look back on when we have our updated home and remember the journey. The floral wallpaper and bright red carpet. The garden that we will never be able to keep up with. The closet big enough to clothe a small army. (sounds dreamy, I know. But I would rather have a gigantic master bath!)

 

So, welcome to my home! Make yourself cozy. Watch out for nails on the floor. Grab a cup of coffee. Let’s take a tour!

craftsman house 
In case you forgot... here's the outside! 
craftsman house stairway
Entryway
craftsman home living room
oh - did I mention this home tour is full of someone else's stuff? It will make our after pictures look so much more drastic :) 
craftsman house living room
Formal Living Room 
craftsman home dining room
Dining Room
Kitchen
Kitchen! So excited about this space. 
kitchen area
They called this the "keeping room" (adorable.) I think I'll call it the "binge-watch The Bachelor" room...or where the kids do homework room.
A little mud room area behind the kitchen
office
That lovely red carpet. One of the first things to go!
office
This will be Ryan's Office & the Guest Room.
laundry
You have no idea how excited I am about this laundry room! I think it's about 10x the size of my last. Not kidding.
studio
The Mother-in-Law Suite, which we'll be converting into my L+I Studio!
powder bathroom
Guest Bathroom (that floral wallpaper is *not quite* back in style yet... or is it??
bathroom molding
Need your opinions! How do we feel about this molding? Is it a keeper? 
entryway
Entryway... my OCD needs to fix that rug. 
entryway
View of the living room from the upstairs
hallway
Upstairs hallway
bedroom
Harlow's Room
The Kids' Bathroom (this is going to make teeth-brushing so much faster.) 
master bedroom
Master Bedroom (I think we should keep the bedding, no?) 
master bathroom
Master Bath - can you even believe that tub? THRILLED.
master closet
No joke the biggest master closet I've ever seen. And it's just one of TWO. (we might make it smaller and expand the Master Bath!) 
bedroom
Maddex's Room - of course there's a puppy!
bedroom
Brooklyn's Room
Bonus Room
Bonus room! (Finally we have a place for kids to play that's AWAY from our main living area!) 
bonus room
Bonus Room
backyard
The most beautiful backyard!!
backyard
kendra and ryan
The end! It's not perfect yet, but it's everything we need, and it's OURS! We're so thrilled to start this adventure and can't wait to see how it turns out. We hope you'll stick around throughout the process! 
Before Tour Pin




6 Responses

Cheryl
Cheryl

June 19, 2017

Homey home, Kendra! It’s huge! We’re going from 2400 sq. ft. to 800!!!?Enjoy!

Dori
Dori

June 16, 2017

Beautiful house and I am so excited for you. I can’t wait to see what you do but it is great now. I like the trim or molding you mentioned.

Sally St Onge
Sally St Onge

June 16, 2017

Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations

Nancy
Nancy

June 16, 2017

It is beautiful!! Congrats!! ?

Dad
Dad

June 16, 2017

Great house Kendra! Can’t wait to see it in person.

Love,
Dad

Evie Becker
Evie Becker

June 16, 2017

It is gorgeous…… absolutely breath taking!!!!! And a front porch❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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