October 30, 2013
Where We Began ...
Thirteen years ago we moved into our wonderful blue house. We were previously squeezing six of us into a small cape cod, so this baby blue seemed like a castle by comparison. We maxed out our credit to purchase the house, so there was very little leftover for cosmetics. I promised my husband that it was practically move-in ready and we wouldn't need to do much but slap some paint on the walls and carpet. And I was pretty true to my word ... for thirteen years, anyways.
Now that our kids are older (and bigger) we were debating either a move into a larger home or renovate and stay put for a while. It was an easy decision - we love our neighbors and neighborhood, so renovating it is.
Just to be clear, I/we have absolutely no experience or knowledge in renovating a home. We've gotten lots of advice (good & bad) from friends and family who have gone through the process, but we're green when it comes to all things remodeling. So, I thought it might be interesting and hopefully helpful to chronicle our remodel journey for anyone thinking about taking the leap.