One year ago today Andrew and I signed up for the biggest adventure in home owning and purchased our 1960s ranch house. 365 days later and we are just as much in love with this house now as we were then — and that’s good news because we put a lot of work (and money) into everything!
Before we bought it, this house had been owned by the same family for about 40 years. Over that time they had done a few updates, but the interior left a lot to be desired. We decided to take the plunge and dive into renovation — a decision that led to 3 months of back breaking, hard work, but was 100% worth it.
There’s still a ways to go in the way of furniture purchasing and styling, but in most ways we have come really far. But don’t just take my word for it, see for yourself!
This space got a lot of attention from us during our renovation. We removed two closets, laid new subfloor and hardwoods, and added a friendly wallpaper from our friends at Brewster Home Fashions (promo code “UrbanAcres” for 30% off!)
The kitchen got the most work (and the most money) in our remodel. We changed the layout, put in new floors, cabinets, crown molding, and appliances. And for those of you wondering, our cabinet color is Black Ice by Kelly Moore
We add character and coziness to this room by doing DIY Built Ins, adding hardwood floors, and crown molding and thicker baseboards. This is my favorite room in our house! It’s where I love to sit and read, host my small group, and play board games with friends. We also like to call it the Study so we sound smart: )
The Dining Room
The changes to this space were mostly cosmetic. We removed the old wallpaper and traded it out for something I love from Brewster Home Fashions (use the promo code “UrbanAcres” for 30% off!!), continued the hardwoods, and added some crown molding. We love hosting game nights in this space and bonus, you can dim the chandelier lights really low if you are in the mood for a romantic dinner:)
After a year of living in this home I can’t say there’s too much I’d change about the way we did things. I have imagined and reimagined every possible way we could have done things, and I’m really happy with where we landed. Cheers to many more years of homemaking in this wonderful home!