Renovations 2010- Present
We have done a lot since first purchasing the house. It has been difficult, because I don’t have a general idea of what I want the house to look like in the end, so we have pretty much stuck to things that need to be taken care of, and things that I absolutely could not live with, like the wallpaper from 1982.
Our first big renovation effort, which took from June to September, included:
see more wallpaper removal BEFORE and AFTER pictures
see more painting BEFORE and AFTER pictures
- Exterior paint touch-ups
- Electrical updates
- Carpentry repairs
- Front walk repaved
- Front garden redone
You should look at Gil Schafer’s work (http://www.gpschafer.com/#/home), and look at a lot of magazines, figure out what it is you love and what would work in your home and go for it. You can’t go wrong if you do what you love! The house has great bones. I know you’ll respect the history too 🙂
Thanks for the tips! I look forward to reading your blog!
Nice project! Look at Architectural Digest – especially those issues dealing with houses in your area…
That’s a great tip! Thanks so much!