house tour

Welcome to our home! This shows the progress of our house at the moment.

Front of House
When we moved in, the garage and doors were painted an outdated reddish brown.
We repainted the doors/garage in a more modern neutral. We have also done a bit of pruning and removing of some plants in the front. It is looking much nicer!

The Main Floor
1. Front Hallway
Unfortunately the only "before" picture we have of the hallway was taken during our initial house tours before buying the house. As you can see... the hallway was painted the same yellow as the rest of the house. 

Since moving in we repainted in a dark teal and we love how it turned out! It helps to balance out all of the other neutral colours we have chosen.

2. Living/Dining Room
We have made quite a few changes to this room. When we first moved in, we didn't even have proper furniture for the room, so we simply put in some existing furniture for the time being while we awaited our new couch and chairs.

Since then, we have made quite a few changes:
- We repainted the walls in a lighter and more neutral colour
- We replaced the window coverings with white curtains (The front window had heavy, dusty yellow drapes)
- We purchased a new couch and chairs and a new carpet
- We scored a cheap and large teak coffee table on Kijiji!

And we finally found some nice throw pillows for the couch to add colour and pull a few things together. We still want to add more art to the walls and a few more accessories.

3. Sitting Room
The same ol' yellow. The same heavy yellow drapes. At least the previous owners were consistent ?


We have made quite a few changes to this room, including:

- Repainting in a neutral grey
- Replacing the drapes with white curtains
- Replacing the light fixture (originally a heavy, ugly fan)
- Adding a couple of big bookshelves




4. The Kitchen
The kitchen is where we have made the most drastic change. When we moved in, it boasted some so-not-pretty melamine cabinets... the pictures speak for themselves. Yikes! It also had a stainless steel, dated cooktop. We replaced the cooktop with a newer one in matching black, painted the walls, and finally refaced the cabinets in a white shaker style. Ahhh... I love it!




1. The office

 The office has now been turned into the spare bedroom, since our spare bedroom has turned into a nursery :)
We have repainted the walls using leftover paint from our sitting room downstairs (why not?!) and simply removed the heavy yellow drapes. It looks much better! Although it could still use some sprucing up with accessories. 

2. The main bathroom
A great example of the "special" tile that was a part of our house when we bought it. I painted the tile and Joe took down the sliding brownish glass door over the tub and the awkward hanging cupboard. We replaced it with an extra-long, fun shower curtain. I also replaced the light fixture covers to make it match a little nicer. 


3. The spare bedroom
This room is currently being converted into our nursery! Here is the before.

We replaced the curtains, repainted the walls, and have been slowly aquiring some baby things to fill the room. We also plan on repainting and refinishing some of the furniture...all of which we bought off of Kijiji!

4. The Master Bedroom
When we moved in, the master bedroom matched the rest of the house in colour. Since then, we repainted a light blue and changed the window coverings. We still need to add some artwork and maybe a few colourful throw pillows to add interest. 

Master before
Master after

5. The Ensuite bathroom
We decided we wanted to take down the wall cupboard and replace the pedestal sink with a vanity that has storage underneath. We thought this would be a small project, but it ended up being much more challenging than we originally thought! Mostly because I attempted to do the plumbing myself with zero experience. Needless to say, I learned a lot through trial and error, and am pretty impressed that I did it! And we are really happy with the result... it is a much better use of the space. 


The Basement

We repainted the rec room in the basement.

Main area before

The spare bedroom is the only room we have left unpainted. It is still used as our storage room. Yikes!

Spare bedroom...aka storage room
Perhaps the largest change has been repainting the tiles in the "fun house" bathroom. What a change!

The "Fun House" before...Yikes!
And after...sigh of relief
The laundry room is, well, the laundry room. 
Laundry Room
The Backyard

We haven't needed to do too much in the backyard. However, we did choose to rip out the awful fountain (it just wasn't my style!) and re-seeded that part of the lawn. It looks much better!

After taking out the fountain and adding seed

Some of the wild perennial garden

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