The "before" pictures were taken during our walk through before we closed on the house June 3rd 2005. The after pictures we took a couple weeks ago for the Real Estate Listing.
The Living Room from the front door view:
The Living Room from the Kitchen view:
In the Living Room we painted, added a chair rail and stained the woodwork a dark walnut color. Our Realtor told us that while a lot of people may change the colors - he likes it because it gives the room "texture" and a "homey feel".
The Kitchen from the living room:
This kitchen is the reason that I wanted to buy this house. I love our cabinet space the layout and counter space! On the other side of the dishwasher there are bar stools - so the counter also serves as a breakfast bar! The curtains came with the house and we liked the look so we kept them and added the curtain on the back door.
The full bath:
The full bath has a jacuzzi style tub - which at first I thought was cool but I only used it a handful of times. We didn't change much in this room either - just a new coat of paint.
The Master Bedroom:
In this room we added the really nice vertical shades - mostly because the cats broke the horizontal ones. The vertical blinds not only look nicer, in my opinion, but they give the cats easier access to sit in the windows. We also painted and installed the pergo. The carpet color wasn't bad in this room - but it's amazing how much bigger it looks now that it's pergo.
The Second Bedroom (David's Room):
We painted and added the pergo floors to this room as well. We decided to keep David's room simple since we knew we would be selling eventually. This room would make a nice bedroom for any age or an office depending on what the next buyer sees fit.
The Third Bedroom (our guest room/computer room):
In my opinion this room changed the most just by adding the pergo and the nice blue paint color. This room is nice because the sunlight really shines in the late afternoon and it's just so warm and inviting because of that. The carpet was hideous in this room - makes me sad we didn't do the pergo sooner so we could have enjoyed it more!
There you have it our house! While I am excited to be moving back home to Boston - I am truly going to miss this house. In the short time we lived here we have made it a home!