The Full Tour – Part Two

Welcome back to our house. We hope you had a lovely start to your week.

If you’re just joining us for the first time, Start at the Beginning. Also, be sure to check out Part 1 of the Tour.

Aren’t you excited that we’re letting you inside our house today? We are super happy to have you! Please take off your shoes because I don’t want any scuffs on our beautiful floors! haha! just kidding!

In this house, you probably want to keep your shoes on. I sure did for the first year or two!

Now let’s get started!

(captions below each photo)


As you first enter, looking to the right. The floors actually look decent in this room. Wall heater, I do not like.


Walk to the right and then look left, this is what you see. (Living room, doorway to kitchen).


Look up and you see recessed lighting and surround sound. Cool points (but we found out later that the surround sound was hooked up to nothing).


Walking toward the kitchen doorway and looking back at the front door. (wait til you see the other side of the door... that will be later, because we didn't even see the inside of the front door until after we moved in!)


Standing in the kitchen doorway looking at the overall living room. I like the windows and plantation shutters. Another cool point. Oh, yeah, and the recessed lights are on DIMMERS!!!


This is what you see when you first walk into the kitchen from the living room. Dining room is on the right. Kitchen is on the left. Pantry and fridge area straight ahead.


Looking to the left.


Floors rippling from water damage (that's what you get with laminate flooring in the kitchen!)



close up by the window, no floor moulding (like most of the house).


Other side of the kitchen.


Oven/range area. We ended up negotiating that we get an oven. They gave us the cheapest one you could find at home depot. Notice the floor edges!???


Counters = ugly. Cabinets = ugly. Counters = Not Connected to the Cabinets! Seriously. I could take the counter off and place it wherever I wanted in the house. I think this was a perk. What do you think? Moveable countertops? Awesome! Isn't that what everyone wants in a new home?


Electrical box was inside one of the kitchen cabinets.


To this day, I have no idea what this was. Carbon Monoxide detector maybe? Well, anyway, we replaced it.


Sink is pretty good. Faucet I hate! The knobs were super difficult to use, especially when your hands were dirty or had raw chicken on them.


These cabinets are actually kind of cool. I think original to the house (1945). But they weren't in the best condition anymore. Super tall to the ceiling, though, so that was good! And I kind of like the open shelving on the side.


The floor where the fridge goes. Water pipe (but wasn't connected. no water running to it). Oh, and no electrical cover for the outlet! Nice.


Looking to the left of the fridge, this is the pantry. I thought this was super cool. Not very nice looking, but great for food storage (until the ants came... more on that later). The telephone pole is on the other side of that window which leads to a 7 or 8 inch space and then the exterior wall. Weird.


That pipe is the drain and vent for the kitchen sink.


Well, I think that’s enough for today. Even I’m overwhelmed, phew! So tomorrow I’ll show you the dining room and lead you further into the house. I know it’s a lot to take in, so I’m just giving you little pieces at a time.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a safe drive home, and don’t fall off the side of the steep driveway!

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What do you think of all this madness? What are your favorite and least favorite parts? I’m sure you could name a few…

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13 Responses to 'The Full Tour – Part Two'

  1. Reuben says:

    Neat. Can’t wait to see what you do with it. I’m dying to learn more about the telephone pole inside the house… and I’m interested to see what you’re gonna do about that electric panel in the kitchen cabinet…

  2. That pantry is to die for!! Almost unheard of in a house that old. My house was built in 1924 and I feel lucky to have an oversized pantry CABINET. Oh girl I am so jealous.

  3. Wow you guys have some serious vision – good for you for seeing past all of that and coming up with a plan to improve it. Can’t wait to see!

  4. Sailor says:

    Found your site through Traffic Adbar and this is very interesting! Beautiful work you guys are doing!

  5. Malissa says:

    Wow! I can’t wait to see more. I love the little quirks and the potential curb appeal is ridiculous! Renovations are so fun 🙂

  6. Meagan says:

    Oh my lord! I want that pantry. So much space!

  7. Holy cow, you guys have got your work cut out for you, but the house looks absolutely beautiful. Cannot wait to see her DIYed and looking fabulous soon 🙂

  8. Tincy says:

    Looks like there is a ton of work to do! I can’t wait to see the progress…such an exciting project to share with your love. I love before and afters!



  9. Lisha says:

    Thank you Tincy, Lifeslayercake, Meagan, Malissa, Sailor, Janet, Shannon, and Rueben for the comments!

    It is great to get your responses 🙂

    Yes it was a lot of hard work. And yes, we will show you how it all went down and how it all turns out 🙂


  10. Myles says:

    The circular device is a heat detector. They wind up, and when they are heated to a high temperature they make a very loud sound. They don’t use electrical power, and they only stop working once they’re tripped.

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