Our 80’s Rehab

Guess what? We bought a fixer upper you guys! I can’t even begin to tell you how excited we are to immerse ourselves into this project. The minute I walked through the door, I saw past the 80’s, and looked into the future at all the wonderful possibilities this home had to offer, and I immediately wanted to write a contract. The remodel, if renovated to its highest potential, will be a huge undertaking. Definitely not for the light-hearted, and for sure many would take a hard pass on.  But we can’t wait to get started!

We began our home search with a very specific idea in mind. We wanted a fixer upper! Even though we built our previous homes from the ground up, only our last home was semi-custom. Both my husband and I were growing tired of the cookie cutter homes, and wanted more character, with the ability to make it our own through renovation. Our checklist included: a basement, large yard for the kids, a pool, close proximity to school, three car garage, 5 bedrooms, and finally a minimum of 3.5 baths. This diamond in the rough fell out of escrow, and right into our laps! Apparently, the buyers cancelled their contract, due to the time it would take to renovate. SCORE!! We proceeded to snatch it up!

Michael, (my husband) is a hard working engineer, who can do anything, and I am a tenacious, creative type, with a love for design, renovation and anything DIY.  Top to bottom, front to back, inside and out, EVERY single inch needs loads of TLC to restore it to its former glory. And that’s just what we intend to do.

We hope you follow along with us, as we document our journey.


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