Long time no talk! I know I have been a little MIA on the blog the past few months, but I’m making a come back! I have a few recipe posts in the works currently to share, but I first wanted share what has been preoccupying a lot of the life the past few months.
Now as any first time home buyers will tell you, it is never a simple process. And we just wanted to make it a little more complicated by adding a complete renovation to the mix.
As you might be able to tell from the pictures below, we did not buy the home for the beautiful updates or its move-in ready charm. We bought this house mainly for the location and we think it’s perfect! We are centrally located to South End (our favorite area of Charlotte) and only 10 minutes from the city-center. We are close to multiple of biking and running trails to easily stay active on a daily basis.
Since we are embarking on a whole-house renovation, I definitely wanted to take pictures of everything to make a nice “before and after” book. And when I say “renovation,” I really mean a “gut” of the home. We are removing walls, adding square footage, and completing re-doing essentially everything you see. Here’s a room-by-room tour with notes with the future plans!
Front Living Room Before = Future Entry/Dining Room
This room is currently the only living space in the house, and we will be adding a larger living space at the back.
Guest Room Before = Future Office/ Guest Room
“Master” Bedroom Before = Future Guest Room
Hallway from Dining/Kitchen to Bedrooms Before = Wall for Future Kitchen
This photo is taken from the current dining room looking toward the smaller bedroom. This doorway will be the corner of our future kitchen, so it will obviously be gone.
Dining Room Before = Future Kitchen
The wall you see will be removed, and our future kitchen will take over the entire current kitchen and dining room space. The focal point will be a huge island in the middle with a gas stove and griddle combo.
The current kitchen is tiny! The door seen opens to the back yard and that entire back wall will be gone! The kitchen will be open to the new living space and a laundry room will be attached on the left of the house.
Now, did I think that buying a home would be in the cards within the first year of my move to Charlotte? Not a chance! Never in a million years would I have thought that it would be even possible to buy a home at 24 years old, let alone a complete home renovation. Needless to say, I finally feel like a “real” adult and am excited for the future!