Where do I begin? This past two months have been a complete whirlwind with selling our house, remodeling our temporary home, moving and closing on our new house! When I last updated you here on the blog, we had sold our house and we were figuring out where to go next. We had been keeping a close eye on the market in our area and looking for another house to remodel. Since it was around the holidays, there wasn’t much on the market, not to mention there were no deals. And of course with what we do, we love/need a good deal. My husband suggested that we look outside our “bubble” at other areas for an opportunity. It made me slightly nervous because do we really want to drive very far to get the kids to all of their activities? But then, we looked at this one…
And we knew. She was it. Well, she was it or her sister down the block. My husband preferred the sister. I preferred her. Guess who won? We closed on the “pink house” (she’s an interesting shade of mauve) on 1/17/17 (my lucky numbers) and immediately started demo. In the meantime, we needed a place to live, so we decided the timing was good to kick out the renters (just kidding… they were month to month and we gave them fair warning) and move into our little rental house while we renovate the “pink house”. We decided that we are going to sell the rental (we’ve owned it for 11 years) when the new house is ready, so we did a quick update before we moved in and it turned out super cute! (You may have seen a few pics on instagram) I’ll share the details when we have it photographed to sell. So, we will move into the house we are renovating once it’s ready (hoping for late March), but get this… I don’t think we are going to be there very long. It’s going to be a good 20-25 minute drive to school/sports/friends and well, that just doesn’t sound like much fun. So, we may be there a year or two, or maybe shorter. Or, maybe we’ll love the house and the area so much out there that we will stay. You just never know with us!
Not only is the “pink house” a lovely shade of mauve, but so is the diagonal ombre bathroom tile, sinks and bathtub! Wow! I promise these will be the best before and after photos of the whole house. Just wait! This fireplace wall is going to be spectacular too. I just have to figure out what to do with it.
So, for the past few weeks, I have been looking for all of my inspiration and ideas. SO MUCH pressure. Yes, it’s super fun to pick out everything little thing for your dream home but it’s lot of work and stress too! Decisions, decisions. So here is my inspiration board…
The first decision? Exterior paint. We’re taking the “pink house” and turning it into the “white house” and I’m so happy! I was debating about going with black or dark brown trim at the roof line, and we decided on brown, just to keep it flowing with the rest of the Arizona brown style homes in the area. I will have the front door and garage doors painted dark, as well. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the HOA thinks this is a good idea, too!
I am super excited to share this journey with you! Would you guys like to see more of the before images and the entire remodel process? Let me know in the comments what you want to see/know and I’ll be sure to share more!