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Before and After Photos of our Home


Since our home is the best it's going to be while living here I thought I would share photos from when we first moved in and compare them to what our house looks like now.

The photos from 2010 are from when we first moved in so a lot of the rooms hadn't been put together yet. 


Our closet 2010

2010


 2017

2017

Not much has changed to this room except it became Scott's office instead of our giant walk-in closet. I always thought we would do something with the walls, but I guess that never happened.


Upstairs bathroom 2010

2017

So long fish wallpaper and asbestos tile. Adding the white porcelain tile really brightened up the room.




Stairway 2010

2012

This didn't change at all in the last 5 years. It's the only bright colored space in our house.

Dining room 2010

2017

Living room 2010

2017

Not the best photo from when we first moved in, but you get the idea.



Guest room 2010

2017


Kitchen 2011

2017

2011


2017

2011

2017

Breakfast nook 2010

2017

2017

We removed any remnants of the 1970's from this kitchen.



Scott's office 2010

2017
Now Meadow's bedroom

Our bedroom 2010

2017

If we were staying the walls would be repainted.

Bathroom 2010

Main floor bathroom 2010

2017

2017

So long 1960's bathroom


Sun porch 2010

2017

We really brightened up this space.

Backyard 2010

2017

New fences, tree and paint job.

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