The DIY House Renovation is Complete! Check Out the Photos!


So believe it or not, but the DIY house renovation is complete! I’m actually not sure I believe it yet! πŸ˜‰ The renovation started in August 2011, and now it is finally complete almostΒ a year and a half later. After all of these renovations though, I absolutely love the house. With each nook and cranny, I see my handy work and it all came out better than I even expected.

The Half Bath

I’ve shown these pictures before, but it’s such a drastic change that I think it’s worth showing them again. The new half bath is a huge improvement from the original!

Old half-bath...


The new, spacious, brighter half-bath!

The Kitchen

The kitchen transformed from its old laminate squares to a fresh new white tile, as well as some new cabinet knobs and shinny appliances!

Kitchen after I tore up the plywood flooring.

Ahhh, much better!

The Front Entry

The front entry is a small space, but there was a ton to do! There were like, 3 layers of wallpaper on the wall, plus both the front door and the closet door were painted a deep red and blue that were nearly impossible to cover with white paint! Have to love the results though!

The front entry. Look at those terrible colors!


The new and improved front entry! πŸ™‚

Living Room

The living room didn’t change too much, but after the floor was redone and it got a fresh coat of paint, it really looked amazing, so I had to include the photos!

Old living room. Outdated fireplace.

Mmmm. Love it!


Believe it or not, the stairway took a lot of work! Painting every riser, trim piece, post, and spindle sure took some time!

The old hallway/stairwell. It was pretty drab.

Fresh paint really changes things doesn't it?

The Spare Bedroom

I honestly didn’t think I would get the entire spare bedroom done this month, but with my family’s help, we had it done nearly 2 weeks ago! Take a look at this transformation. I absolutely love this room now!

What this room looked like originally

Tore down the wallpaper, ripped out the carpet, and did away with those old baseboards!

I think this might be my favorite room of the house now! πŸ™‚

The Full Bath

The pictures don’t do this transformation justice, but this room looks 10 times better than it did when I bought it. New tile floor, new sink, new mirror, re-routed wiring to create another outlet, and an entirely new, tiled shower!

This was just plain ugly and gross.

Facelift! I especially like the new floor. πŸ˜‰

What Do You Think?

So what do you think of the overall transformation? After looking through all of these pictures, I realize how incredibly happy I am with these results! I think I’m going to enjoy this house and its new feel for quite a while longer.

I have thought about taking on an additional project to fix up and rent out. What do you think? Would you like to see another renovation? πŸ™‚

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