Well, not being one to pass up a good bargain, Marc and I took the real estate plunge and bought this!
Well, we're in the process of buying it.
We have to get an inspection, but unless there's a huge problem, it'll be ours by the end of December!
We bought it as a rental, but I plan on updating it and adding a little character to it.
I figured if I'm going to tweak it some, I might as well enjoy the process and make it look good .
Plus, I'd also like to make it an asset to our little vintage neighborhood.
It's a small, 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage.
It's on a double lot, probably about 50'x130'.
Here's some of our before pictures.
Both bedrooms have these built ins.
There's an awful lot of storage for such a tiny home.
There's a lot of beautiful, natural light throughout.
Under the carpeting in the bedrooms, hallway and living room there's 2 1/2" oak flooring original to the house. It was built the same year as ours-1951.
The kitchen has built ins which give it a little character.
It also has fluorescent lighting, which does not.
The cabinets are new-but they'll have to be painted.
White seems the obvious choice.
Hardware will help pull it all together.
The bathroom has a wonderful cast iron tub that is also probably original to the house.
The fiberglass tub surround will come out.
I'll put subway tile in, maybe with a herringbone pattern as a highlight of sorts.
The lighting has to go. A sink skirt might be a nice detail to soften things up in here, and it'll add some color.
Oh, a new mirror too.
And we'll lose the towel bar.
Another neat detail in this house is the linen closet.
It's right outside the bathroom.
The door you see to the right is to the bathroom.
The linen closet makes the most out of an awkward corner.
The door at the bottom tilts out-
it's a hamper.
This house used to have a small 1 car garage attached.
Previous owners converted it to a family room.
The truly beautiful detail I didn't get a close-up of was the ceiling.
Gorgeous popcorn texture with, of all things, glitter to sprinkle-sparkle.
The exterior will get new colors, we're just not sure what those colors will be.
There's a need for some landscaping too.
The shutters are not working for me either.
The back of the house is even better!
This should make for one heck of a before & after project!
Wish us luck.