The Hartland: House Tour Part 2

Friday, August 17, 2012

House Tour Part 2

Hi yall, I'm back with another update! A TON has happened since I left you hanging in the last post.

So let's get started shall we?

Representin' O-Phi-A! :)
Tyler has really impressed me with his work ethic on this house. He is out there every night (with the exception of a few) and works his booty off. He has been in the attic knocking out our bedroom ceiling, chainsawing trees and hammering out drywall! He is determined to see progress on this house! I'm so lucky to be marrying such an awesome guy! Ok moving on from my mushy moment!

I bet he feels just as lucky to  be marrying this pasty white chick standing on a stump. Hotness.
Trophy wife.
 Side Note: Does it look like there is some creepy object in the left picture window? Now I'm kinda freaking out ...

Brains... creepy place I tell ya.
Again, hotness.

Since the removal of all the trees and such, the property looked a little something like this...

Ok enough about the outside...who is ready for an inside tour!? Hold on to your hats ladies and gentlemen... this is a doozy!

Sun room
Our plan in this room is to put up new drywall, paint the frames of the windows white, add board paneling to the ceiling, 1/2 mud room 1/2 sun room. Making this a whimsical relaxing place for me to read and Facebook stalk. The "woman cave" if you will.

This 1/2 will be the sitting area
This is the mudroom 1/2
Welcome to my 1950's Kitchen... isn't she lovely?

I have big plans for this room.. it's the focal point and biggest longest kitchen I've ever seen... besides Miss Betty's and Homearama homes. This kitch is legit.

Believe it or not we aren't keeping the green fridge.. 
A breakfast nook will be in this corner
We decided on all stainless steal appliances and white cabinets. Dark floors and country french type fixtures. Most of this stuff hasn't been picked out but I've seen it on Pinterest and that makes it pretty official.

The cabinets in the above picture will get saved, painted and put out in the garage for the "man cave" Our plan is to take out the last window to make room for a fridge and pantry on the end by the sun room door.

 Onward march to the living area!

Living Room
Those curtains are sexy and they know it. For real though, years of dust, cobwebs and insects flooded these things. Gross. The goal in this room is to get rid of the carpet (done) remove the hearth and redo the whole fireplace. I want to add bookcases instead of windows and put my TV above the fireplace. No sweat. Oh, and make a cut out in the wall to see into the kitchen (so I can watch TV while I heat up takeout cook)

Plan: Everything is going. Except that cat TP holder which we wrote into the contract... I'll re gift it to a future bride. Don't make me mad... JK!

Bedroom #1 (Master)
 The OVERALL plan is to make a 3 bedroom house into 2. I know, I know...but the rooms are so small and had itty bitty closets... see below. So, we are expanding the bathroom into the 1st bedroom and making 1/2 of it our master walk-in closet. Sounds like a nightmare but someone named Ray Cecil Jr. told me everything would be "Aight"

This part will be 1/2 closet 1/2 bathroom

Bedroom #2 (Guest)

We don't have any big plans for the 2nd bedroom but to expand into the living room and give this room a closet.

So in conclusion:

Amongst everything else I have been doing, I did a floor plan in Google Sketchup. For all those who can't imagine what the heck I'm talking about, this should help. I am a visual person... so here is what the final product will look like (mostly)

So do you think we are all nut cases? Anything you think I should or should not do?

More to come soon on the demolition of the inside!


bsimms said...

After you do this house i want your thoughts of flipping houses... i think thats my dream... i love the and doi.g aspect of it... love your sketchup looks good... 2 bed one bath is a little scary on value but who cares you'll eventually get to build your dream home on that property

Two of Harts said...

Girl, I love this whole flipping of houses! Its alot of work but love the vision. I figured we could work around the small rooms and bath... at least the bath will have two sinks, shower and a tub. You'll have to come take a peak of it all soon!

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