As promised, today I’ve got the recap and full house tour of the Hunter house. This one was a doozy, and ended up taking us a full year to go from gutted to gorgeous. We had a few hiccups along the way, but overall we’re pretty happy with the results- and even happier to finally be finished!
You may recall that this property was totally gutted when we got into it (see the initial pictures here), and I posted some before and afters along the way. Below are the final floor plan and photos showing the transformation. We tried to keep with the character of the house, while still adding the modern touches we all love.
As always, to keep costs down, we did a lot of the labor ourselves. The jury is still out on whether or not we’ll continue to do thing this way- but since we’re just starting out, it really helps keep us on budget. Another bonus to doing most of it ourselves is that we’re starting to identify which projects are totally worth spending the moulah to contract out, and which we don’t mind putting in the sweat equity for (I enjoy tiling, plumbing and painting, Mike likes doing electric and trimwork…but we both could do without ever sheetrocking/mudding another wall, ever).
It’s so satisfying to look back on the before pictures, and see how we were able to transform the “ugly house on the street” into one of the more stately homes on the block. I’d love to get your opinions in the comments! Which room was your favorite? Are there any features that we should definitely keep in our repertoire, or any you didn’t care for? Let us know!