I hope you enjoy a full tour of our 100 year old renovated farmhouse that we lived in for two years and recently sold when the real estate market was hot!
God gave us this house
We were living in our tiny house on wheels when we bought this house. With baby number 3 on the way we felt it was time to move into something else for a while, although we made sure to hold onto our THOW because we just knew more would be in store for it!
We also became very interested in real estate and since prices were on the lower side it was a good time to invest in it.
Our home sat on one acre of land with access to a nearby lake, only a two minute walk away!
We cleaned up the yard and rebuilt the front porch steps and railing. We also added to the existing landscaping with rock that was on the property! (the previous owner had a landscape business and left a lot of material behind)
We worked really hard to bring this dilapidated front porch back to life. New supports, new clothesline, ripping out A LOT of turf and old wiring, pulling out a million staples that covered everything, painting, and finally a custom made screen door. This space came alive again with a budget of about $100 and a ton of hard work!
Stepping inside the farmhouse
There is no entry way in the house so when you come through the front door you walk directly into the kitchen.
We renovated this space as well while we lived here. If your would like to see more pictures, including before and after shots you can read it here: Kitchen Renovation
Main living and dining
We created the builtins in the dining room to define the dining space. Without it the table and chairs looked weird and out of place because of where the dining room is placed in the house.
I also built several bookshelves, picture shelves and toy shelves that you can spy throughout the tour.
The living room was so cozy with the large sectional and neutral tones! The large window always provided a ton of natural light.
We also enjoyed our small deck off of the living room. It was perfect for setting up laundry racks or hanging out with the kids! When we moved in we power washed the whole thing and added flower beds around it.
Main floor bedrooms
There was only one main floor bedroom when we moved in (the pic below).
There was also an entire room that originally was the main entry into the house. It was uninsulated, full of squirrels, and really dirty. We got to work right away and did a complete renovation on it, I would say we took it “to the studs” but we even pulled all of those out and reframed the entire room!
I couldn’t find my pictures of the new room but stay tuned, I will find them somewhere!
Main floor bathroom
This bathroom was a “to the studs” renovation. I love the outcome, especially since the budget was sooo small!
If you would like to see a full tour of the bathroom I do have one on the blog, you can find it here: Full Bathroom Tour
Our upstairs consists of a hallway with built in storage, a three piece bathroom and a large bedroom with a ton of loft storage.
The upstairs bathroom was newly renovated when we moved in and I didn’t do too much to it.
I did replace the toilet paper and towel holders with a brushed nickel set to carry on that finish from the rest of the house. I also re sealed everything and painted all of the trim and the pocket door.
I had big dreams for this bathroom (I even had the chevron marble tile in the garage!) and I was disappointed that we ran out of time to tackle it. But that is the game of real estate, you sell when the market is hot!
The colour of this room is a little odd, but it does work with the space.
My son picked it out when it was his room, but we soon swapped rooms with him and I never made the time to repaint.
Well that’s the house! It was small but such a great opportunity to enter the real estate market and try our hand at many renovations and remodels.
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Here are links to some of the pieces you saw in the tour!
Full Tour Of Our 100 Year Old Renovated Farmhouse – A Lovely Place Called Home