Our to-do list is about 43 miles long, and we've already changed some things since these pictures were taken (let's just say that both Rick and I have gotten quite chummy with things like crowbars and tack removers), but here is the grand-ish "before" tour.
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I forgot to get a picture of the backyard and the pool, though you can sort of see the pool just behind the house. Maybe when there aren't 4 ft of snow in the backyard I'll take the time to traipse back there and get some better shots.
Not sure what Rick was doing in this picture--probably trying to get out of the picture, actually.
FIRST FLOOR HALF BATH
Someday, this will be a full bath. For now, it's just...for the birds.
That carpet sorta gives me the willies. But we're dealing with it for now.
Er-the built-in hutch in the dining room. Somehow, I failed to take a picture of the rest of the room. Check back soon.
LIVING ROOM #1
Bay window = major selling point.
LIVING ROOM #2
Hardwood floors = another major selling point.
You can't tell from this picture, but there are eight outlets in this room. Eight.
We had a sneaking suspicion that they left behind their garland because it was holding the banister together (note the missing spindles), but, happily, we managed to unwrap it without anything falling apart. Yet.
WALK-IN CLOSET FOR BEDROOM #1
My mom says she plans to live in this closet when she is old and we have to take care of her.
The fact that there are plenty of rooms for multiple sets of twins = major selling point for our moms.
SECOND FLOOR COMMON AREA (OR BEDROOM #4)
Nice floor, right? I already have paint swatches lined up to fix it...
SECOND FLOOR FULL BATHROOM
BACK STAIRWAY/ ACCESS TO THE ATTIC
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So there you have it: our big house that we have even bigger plans for. Believe me, there are very few feet of the 2500 it came with that we don't plan to completely transform. And, like I said earlier, we're already well on our way...