Saturday, April 19, 2014

We bought a house!!

After precisely eleventy billion years of searching, we bought a house!! On Monday, we finally get the keys to our 1901 fixer-upper on two acres on a little island in Puget Sound. As you can see just from the outside, there's plenty of work to do!

 Frankly, I'm not even totally sure where to start. We have one month before we have to be moved out of our rental, and in that time we're hoping to remodel the kitchen, refinish the floors and walls, and modify the downstairs bathroom. It's a good thing we don't have other huge commitments during that time, like jobs, serving on nonprofit boards, taking care of our dog, visiting our family 2,000 miles away for my father's birthday .... oh. wait. Right.

It's going to be a whirlwind month (and we're not even starting on the biggest projects yet!) And as first-time homeowners, I know we're going to find lots of surprises along the way. We're going to think of it as a grand adventure ... and not, y'know, two busy people desperately trying to remodel a house with no time or money.

Stay tuned for more exciting (or, er, terrifying) before pictures!

1 comment:

  1. If I were you, I would call a local contractor in the area and get a free consultation. It sounds to me like you may be new to the area. If that is the case, I would recommend finding local contractors. My husband and I lucked out and found a great contractor on the first try. Good luck!

    Julia Stewart @ Daytona Buyers Agent