It will be fun to one day look back and reminisce about all the changes we’ve made to this house. Our little fixer upper is growing up so fast already. Sigh.
There are some great features we love about this place that enticed us to make an offer. There’s also a laundry list of projects we’d like to get our hands on. We hope to have some “after” photos in time, but for now, here’s what we’re working with. Let’s take a tour, shall we?
We loved the wraparound access – no more shuffling of vehicle to leave for work. No more parking woes. Great for having guests over. I especially loved the attached garage connected to kitchen. Hello grocery shopping heaven.
And Joe’s garage. What more could a man want? His and hers garages is 100% ok with me. Dibs on the house garage!
Welcome to the entryway/kitchen area. One of the most important rooms in a house, right?
This is a very strategically taken photo. What you don’t see is the other half of the kitchen, and that’s because there really isn’t one. Pretty snug.
Here’s a more arial view – the front door would be to the right. The kitchen straight back.
What we do love are these laminate floors. And all this natural light and access to the backyard.
Unfortunately there was a lot of stuff in here that wasn’t doing the room any favors when we viewed it.
The colors weren’t serving this room either. But, that has been since changed. Who can say no to a wood burning fireplace in Minnesota? And vaulted ceilings for bonus points.
Cozy, I suppose, facing the fire.
There’s a little peekaboo window looking into the kitchen.
This was the spare bedroom/office. There’s a second one that’s very similar.
What can we say about this master bedroom? It looks drastically different now. It connects to the master bathroom, which we really like.
It also has a deck and lake view, which are absolutely great.
Here’s that master bathroom. It’s in pretty good shape, and recently remodeled. Win!
Now down the stairs we go…
To the right there’s a dark and dangerous crawl space. Actually, it’s a lifesaver, and not creepy at all! The laundry room is straight across.
Second fireplace, say what?! This one is electric. I have big plans for this space, just you wait.
Here’s what we originally saw during our walkthrough.
And the other end. There’s a second bathroom to the left and a walkout to the right.
We can’t argue with this lower level walkout patio for grilling and chilling.
And you can’t beat this sunset.
The star of the show: A little slice of beach shore.
Mr. & Ms. Fixit
Alright, that’s what we have to work with. We are so excited to get our hands on some of these project spaces. We’re downsizing, which comes with its own challenges. But we’re so happy with our decision. Can’t wait to document our changes and see how far we can take this little house 🙂