My first house is on the market again. The couple who bought it from us have decided to move and the photos of all the changes they made to the house prompted this entry.
One of my first blog entries was RE-modeling: my first home about the changes we had made to our 1st home from the time we bought it in 1997 to when we put it on the market in 2010. I brought up there that I felt I had gotten into a rut with our first home's style. We hadn't made any updates or changes for several years before we sold and at the time of writing that entry, I felt its style had become dated and a bit too "old lady-ish," Seeing the changes the new owners made only confirmed I was right. Everything they changed has made the house seem younger and fresher.
|FACE LIFT. The new owners didn't change the facade that much. They took down a metal and stone fence in the front, painted the house a grayer green color, replaced the grass with another variety, added some white flower beds, an American flag/pole, and fenced in a side yard we had abandoned to our neighbor's use. They also changed the windows from the original single pane sash windows to more modern ones. But, I promise the changes get more dramatic.|
|NOTHING MAJOR YET. In the living room, the new owner changed the paint color to a more masculine neutral color, removed the antique chandelier, added recessed lights and removed a vintage gas faux fireplace to add in white storage casework shelving.|
|ANOTHER VIEW. The new owners added a glass door to separate the front of the house from the sunroom in the back.|
|NOT A LOT OF CHANGES HERE. They painted the cabinet a lighter color, removed a mirrored medicine cabinet and replaced it with regular mirror & 2 scones.|
|Small changes, big impact. In my entry, RE-modeling: my first home I talked about updating the hall bathroom from the version we purchased in 1997 to the green and white version we turned over to the new owners. For the most part, the bathroom stayed very similar to how we left it. The main 2 changes are the new paint color on the walls and the mirrored medicine cabinet over the sink. There is another very subtle change. They replaced the traditional sink faucet set with hot and cold labeled handles with a modern set with a curved faucet.|
|From traditional to modern, mostly achieved through a change in color palette.|
|GUEST ROOM. Aside from color, the big change is the small closet that was in the corner of the room is now gone & the space has been given to the kitchen.|
|A DIFFERENT VIEW.|
|BYE BYE DECK, HELLO CONCRETE PADS & PATHWAYS. The new owners traded out a deck for a couple concrete pads & a pathway. They also took out several large shrubs & a small tree to put in a traditional style lampost in the backyard.|
I greatly enjoyed seeing all the changes the new owners made to our old house. It's obvious the house has been well cared for and appreciated. Hopefully, it will make a happy home for the next owners.
WRITTEN BY ELDAROSE