My husband and I temporarily lost our minds last year and bought a 1960's Ranch style house that needed a total renovation. We fell in love with the place because it had great bones and the nearly 2 acre lot had 70 plus trees and lots of space for our growing boys to roam. "We can do this!" we said, despite having no real handyman/handywoman skills and barely any budget. However, we took the leap of faith and did it. Everything had to be renovated from the stick down tile floors to the popcorn glitter ceiling! So, off went this pregnant woman, two little boys and a very tired dad to make the house a home. We spent the first 2 weeks in the house with no kitchen and no flooring except in the bedrooms. It was crazy!!! Now, we have 60 percent of the house done. It has been exhausing and awesome all at once. To see our little boys riding their bikes down the long, winding driveway and climbing trees has made it all worth it! Here are some before and after pictures of our handiwork.
The kitchen...yikes it was really bad!