Thursday, October 3, 2013

New House

Three years ago Brady and I tried buying this cute little house in Lindon, but we were about one day too late on our offer and the people before us got it.  It was a lot more complicated than that, including tearful phone calls from the crazy woman selling the house, but we'll stick with the simpler version.

This year at the end of June the house came back up for sale and we jumped on it!  Those three years were pretty rough on the house, but we could still see the potential.  We put our current home up for sale and made an offer on this one as soon as possible.  By July 4th we were under contract for both houses.  On August 13th we moved in.  This is what it looked like...

I don't think I've ever been so overwhelmed in my life.  I new we had our work cut out for us when we walked through it a month before, but I was obviously looking through rose colored glasses.  These past two months have been the most physically and emotionally exhausting times I can remember, but we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel!  If it wasn't for Brady's motivation and persistence we would probably be living in a hotel by now.  The first couple of days included many trips to the dump, tree trimming, grass watering, fence building, floor installing and waaaaay too much painting.  I'm still sore, but hey, it paid off!

Obviously we're not done with everything, but our Laundry/Stair area are, as well as the family room so here you go...

Sorry for the blurry before pictures, I had to take these from our inspection report because I did a horrible job of taking befores.

Ignore the blanket covering the couch, we had a small dog problem...

 This laundry room would be ok if you had some doors to close it off from the rest of the world, but since it's right out in the open we had to make it a little prettier.  Oh and that yummy kitty litter was scattered all over under the stairs, GROSS.  P.S. aren't indoor plants just the best?  They make my world go round.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Fun before and after photos! You've worked hard and it shows! Love everything you've done.

  2. You are so good at what you do! Keep it up! :)

  3. Your hard work is definitely evident! It is beautiful! I always love small space before and afters the best! just beautiful! we moved from a 3bed house to a one bed condo, can you give me the info on the washer and dryer? They look very compact! We have to make our new laundry fit in a closet!

    1. Thank you, thats so nice! They're both Bosch, and they're actually pretty big. The photo makes them look small but it was almost impossible to get them there!

  4. Great before and after photos, it looks like the hard work paid off.