Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fixing It Up

WARNING! The following images may cause nausea, upset stomach, vomiting, headaches, heart palpitations and, in some, extreme nightmares. Alright, alright, they actually aren't that bad, and for some of you, might even be your taste, but for the most part, I see SO MUCH work that needs to go into "this shack." 

The two biggest flaws of this house are 1. lack of closet space and 2. a small master bathroom. We plan on tackling both these problems before we move-in. Other than that, we plan on taking it one step at a time, and doing most of the work ourselves, as we are on a MAJOR budget. We spent a big chunk of change to close on this baby so please don't expect an overnight transformation.

Living Room
We have plans for some serious demolition with regards to that back wall which will help out with problem #1. More on that later. Oh, and yes, that is marble tile, and yes, it is checker-patterned, and yes, I think it is utterly hideous. Be forewarned, the lighting in this picture makes the tiles appear much lighter then they actually are. 


Another kitchen view

 Where do I begin? Granite. Not my style. Cabinets. Laminate is peeling off. Appliances. Well let's just say there is a nest of dead roaches in the oven and the dishwasher is seriously ancient. 

Dining Room
 Nice french door leading to the pool. Kinda sucks the dining room is right off the kitchen.  It is totally messing with our design ideas.

Guest Bath
Looks like a not too shabby bathroom, right? Well, it's right off the living room. I don't know, but personally I think it is weird to have a shower in the general bathroom facility.

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom Closet
Master bedroom is quite small, but that is cool with me. I never really understood why people are so obsessed with having large master's not like we hang out in that room. What does concern me is the itty, bitty closet. Have no fear! We have some plans for expanding our closet space. The carpeting is going bye-bye as well.

Master Bathroom

Master Bathroom

Small master bedroom = small master bathroom. There isn't much we can do here, but we do have some ideas. Let's just say it has something to do with the master bedroom's closet.

Office/Guest Room
Good size. Carpet's gotta go. Big changes happening in this room before we even move in! Stay tuned.

Kiddos' Room

Kiddo's Room

 Lil' rascals get the biggest room in the house! Guess its only fair considering they are sharing. Obviously the carpet has to go, and there will be some other changes going on in here.


A shot of the hallway from the kids room. Believe it or not, big changes will be going on in that hallway. More on that later.

All in all, that's pretty much it. It's a small ol' house and who knows what the BIG plan is. At first we bought it as an investment; something we can slowly fix up and eventually rent out. But the more time we spend talking about all our plans for "This Shack," the more we believe we might be here long term. We shall see. Demo starts soon and I will be sure to share pics with you. Please, please, please feel free to leave suggestions in the comment box. As you all may know, I am the most indecisive gal EVER! I would love to hear some of your ideas for this place!!!


  1. I think the place is great! I'm so excited for you guys! Looking forward to seeing you do your magic with the place :) Shemesh is looking forward to his next sleepover!

    <3 ya!

  2. i love this blog as much as i love chefuality : ) good luck! looks like hard work, but looks like a lot of fun too