Common Questions About My House

Now that I have almost a year of blogging under my belt, I thought it was high time I answer some of the common questions I get about our house.

Is your house really huge?

Well, that’s all relative isn’t it? For this area, it’s a decent size. If you live in the South, it’s probably tiny to you. Our total square footage is 1,776 sq ft. When you count the basement it is just under 2000. It’s more space than we need but it’s not unmanageable.

20120821-091317.jpgFrom the outside, in the summer

How many bathrooms do you have?

Two and a half. We totally don’t need all of them, but it is really nice to have the powder room for guests and two full baths to switch between while we are doing renovations 😉 We have four bedrooms [all but the master are pretty small] too.

masterbathphotoOur fancy new master bathroom

half bath 2Pretty purple powder room

Did you want to buy a fixer-upper?

Yes. We looked at many “done” houses. Some we really liked. But the only ones we seriously thought about were ones that we could add value to. And the only houses we contemplated putting an offer on were seriously in need of renovations. We just liked the idea of adding sweat equity to a  house and making it our own. It really helps that we have a ton of handy men and professional contractors/builders in the family. Amazing advice and support is a phone call or text away.

Not so dreamy kitchenThe ready to gut kitchen

all gone 2When we say we gutted the kitchen, we mean we gutted it. And this is before the floor came up

What are you going to do with that carpeted room?

Well, it’s nice to have a second sitting room for when we host Bible study or other things like that. If we have children I envision it being a playroom, with huge bookcases to store toys and books.

full couch view

What’s your favorite project so far?

This changes with every project. Our kitchen was the biggest project we did, but it was so fundamental to us even buying the house, I can’t count it. I think our bathroom was the hugest transformation – from a room I despised to a room I love. I’ll go with that but it’s a tie with the master closet. Andy probably has a different opinion!

room_for_shoesNot going to miss an opportunity to post a picture of my closet

What’s the next project on your list?

Ha – that changes daily. We are probably going to work on getting some artwork on the walls. The pink bathroom is the only major eyesore left. But we also want to redo the basement to make the most of the space. Stay tuned!


One thought on “Common Questions About My House

  1. Decorum DIYer says:

    I agree with every reason you stated about buying a ‘fixer-upper’. I am pleased to be following your journey via your blog. I, too, have a ‘fixer-upper’, but with three kids and a teeny, tiny budget, we haven’t made the strides you have. I’ve been consistently blogging for a year as well and it really helps me see the small changes. Can’t wait to see what else is to come!

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