5 Years Later (What’s Changed)

24 Oct

Today marks 5 years since we closed on 12 Oaks, so I thought we should recap everything we’ve been able to accomplish since October 2012.

Here we go, starting with the driveway which was just gravel and so overgrown.

Here is the same view now:

The front of the house was in need of some major TLC. Overgrown weeds, old broken windows, chipped paint, etc., etc.

Front Oaks Exterior Before

After A TON of work including a new roof, windows, landscaping, door, and paint, here she is now:

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Moving to the back of the house and pool, we had this mess:

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And now after a deck, pergola, small addition (left side of the pergola), pool fence, garbage enclosure, landscaping, etc. (More on the backyard transformation here.)

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Here was the entryway/stairs 5 years ago:

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And now after removing the closet, putting in french doors to the now playroom, new hardwood floors, stain, paint, etc.:

See more about our stair and entryway makeover here.

Here was the living room 5 years ago which was closed off from the kitchen:

Living Room on Closing Day

And now its all one big open space with barn wood beams, new built ins, and more:

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Here was the kitchen 5 years ago:

Kitchen

And here it is now after a full gut and kitchen remodel:img_6052

This was the dining room before:

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And now after opening it up to the kitchen, installing french doors to the deck, new stain, paint, lighting, etc.:

There was a weird den on the other side of the stairs:

We turned it into a fun & functional playroom:

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And built a mudroom on the other side of the playroom off of the garage:

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There used to be a powder room/laundry room combo on the first floor:

We incorporated that space into the kitchen and walk-in pantry:

And then built a separate powder room and laundry room as part of the addition:

(There’s a cameo by our new kitten, Simon!)

Moving upstairs, we have the old guest bathroom:

Pink bathroom before

Which turned into what I affectionately call the “Pinterest bathroom,” after it got really popular on there, ha! (See more after pictures/sources of the bathroom here.)

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This was what our master bedroom looked like 5 years ago (Go Maria Sharapova! lol)

And here it is now:

Connected to our master is the upstairs part of the addition which includes a new walk-in closet and master bathroom:

There was another Sharapova bedroom 5 years ago:

Spare Bed 1 Before

This turned into our nursery:

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Another upstairs bedroom 5 years ago:

Is now our daughter’s “big girl” room:

The former master bathroom, which is now a guest bathroom, looked like this 5 years ago:

Master Bathroom

And here is the renovated guest bath now:

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Lastly, here is our current guest room, which admittedly is a catch-all for old furniture. I will re-do it hopefully soon.

Whew! I’m super proud of all we’ve been able to accomplish at our home over the past 5 years, not to mention the 3 flips/income property houses we also renovated during that time, plus welcoming 2 amazing kiddos!

There’s still plenty left on our to-do list, particularly on the outside/pool area, the garage, basement, and maybe even building a barn. Thanks for following along on our journey!

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One Response to “5 Years Later (What’s Changed)”

  1. Stephanie October 25, 2017 at 7:58 am #

    Wow! You’ve really transformed that house! It looks beautiful. You did a great job.

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