It's official! Josh and I closed on our home in South Jersey last week! The home is in the neighborhood we wanted and about 20 minutes from Philadelphia, where Josh is working. We were just saying yesterday how thankful we are to the good Lord for helping us find a place we love...so quickly! The timing was perfect.
So a little bit about the home. The structure or "bones" of the house are in great shape. The people who lived there were the original owners and had lived there since 1955! So they took very good care of the house (minus the fact that they wallpapered and re-wallpapered and re-wallpapered nearly a dozen times). Everything was kept up. So the only major thing we have to do is bring the home back from the 60's to 2015.
That being said...the list of projects in my head is enough to make me explode. I love to craft, refinish, update, blah blah so this is my dream come true. However, I promised Josh to take it slow so I don't spend all the nice money he is making at his new fancy job.
To get into the house we are painting the walls, pulling up the carpet up and knocking down one wall between the kitchen and the dining room...all things I do not want Lucia in the house for. Then, once we get in, we will go room by room updating and making the house our own!
Here are some of the before pictures. These are a few shots the realtor had online. This gives you a feel for the home...very outdated...but the space is great! The house has three levels. The first level is a bathroom, the laundry room and a second living room that will be Lucia's playroom (toys everywhere makes me bonkers.) The second floor and main level is the living room, dining room, kitchen and built in porch. The third level is the three bedrooms and the main bath. I love the layout.
We will keep you guys posted with some before and afters! Pray for a good transition for us.
Hello friends! I am Lisa. Lover of Christ and family, a former television reporter, a wife and mom who strives to live a healthy, toxic free lifestyle.