Our major renovations are coming to an end, so I thought I’d share some of the before and after photos with you. Just for fun, I thought I’d show you the “real” before shots from when we bought the house. We did a lot to it before we moved in (removing carpets and wallpaper, painting, etc.), so it hasn’t looked like that for a while now, but it’s sure fun to compare!
The biggest project was tiling the kitchen. As I mentioned earlier, we were hoping to sand the oak floors that are underneath the lovely lino in the above photo (that’s my mom you see lugging a huge bag of mortar), but there ended up being two layers of asbestos floor tiles under it, so we decided not to disturb them and tiled over top instead.
I’ve already shown you the kitchen’s before photo, but here’s what it looks like now with its pretty new floor.
I’m wishing we’d done this two years ago, because the variegated brown tiles are great for hiding paw prints and other messes.
This is what the kids’ room looked like when we bought the house…
The most amazing thing is, none of these changes cost very much. It’s surprising what a little paint and elbow grease can do!