So believe it or not, but the DIY house renovation is complete! I’m actually not sure I believe it yet! 😉 The renovation started in August 2011, and now it is finally complete almost 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!
The kitchen transformed from its old laminate squares to a fresh new white tile, as well as some new cabinet knobs and shinny appliances!
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 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!
Believe it or not, the stairway took a lot of work! Painting every riser, trim piece, post, and spindle sure took some time!
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!
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!
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? 🙂
My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.