What a difference a year makes!

A year ago today, we closed on our house.  We renovated for eight months and moved in about four months ago. When I look back at the pictures, even I’m amazed by how different the house looks. The changes are so dramatic.

A lot of people don’t realize these are pictures of the same room until I tell them both of them are of the dining room. I love it when people think the opening between the dining room and the living room is original. That’s how you know you made the right reno choice.

Fireplace in the Family Room
I fell in love with the fireplace in this room.

The sitting room was the room that sold me on the house. This is still one of my favorite rooms. It is so light and airy feeling.

Renovated kitchen
The kitchen when we first looked at the house, and now…

We thought the kitchen was great when we first looked at the house. I loved how the cabinet went all the way to the ceiling. Of course, we quickly realized the layout wasn’t going to work. I’m so happy we decided to rip out everything and start from scratch.

Before & After living room
The Living Room when we first looked at the house, and now…

This view of the living room doesn’t highlight the biggest change, which is the wall being removed, but it does show how cozy it feels now. I know Tia feels comfortable in here.

I am so thrilled with the way everything turned out. I love our house, and I’m glad we bought it, even if it did take eight months to renovate it. Which room is your favorite?


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