The Before Tour

I’m sure most of you know by know (if I still have any readers left that is), that we bought a house in April. We didn’t buy in Chicago though…we have relocated our lives back in Indiana where we grew up. It’s a 3 hour drive from Chicago, but it’s just a completely different lifestyle that I’m trying to get used to again. The good news is that Indiana is now somewhat “cool” – unlike it was when I lived here during high school and a year after college. The city is really growing and actually has lots of fun things to do now. Although “going out” will never been the same as Chicago, but I’m a little over that part of my life anyway. Evan…hm not so much. I think he definitely misses that.

We bought a house about 30 minutes north of downtown Indianapolis in a town called Westfield. We actually have a Carmel address (where I grew up), but it’s really in Westfield school district. It’s the perfect location though (in my opinion). Anything we need is about a 5-10 minute drive. Heck, I could ride my bike to most places if I wanted to (Target, grocery store, Lowe’s, etc.). We love our neighborhood too. It’s an older neighborhood, and I remember driving through it all the time when I was younger. I loved looking at all the pretty houses so it’s crazy to think that I own one of them now! We bought a house on a street called Goodtime Court. Isn’t that an awesome street name?

So without further ado…here are the “before” pictures of the house. I took these during our inspection, and honestly, these pictures aren’t much since I took them really fast (in other words – don’t judge my photography skills). None of this is our stuff or furniture so also disregard that. I can’t wait to start showing you some of the afters! We still have a long way to go though.

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PS – Eventually that green will be gone. I can’t stand it.

Master Bedroom

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Master Closet

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Master Bathroom – apparently this room was too hideous to get a picture. Let’s just say there is carpet in there. This whole bathroom will be gutted and redone sometime in the near future!

And I didn’t get really any pictures of the upstairs bedrooms (there are 4 total including the master) and jack & jill bathroom. I guess I got distracted with the downstairs since it’s much nicer and actually renovated a bit. I promise that I’ll take some pictures before we do anything drastic in those rooms.

 Living Room (the dogs’ play room since it’s completely empty)

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My Office 

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Family Room (my absolute favorite room in the whole house. just look at those gorgeous windows!)

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Kitchen (and pantry) 

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Dining Room

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Laundry Room

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Foyer

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Basement

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And that’s pretty much it. I should have plentyyyy of content to write about over the next few years. I just need to force myself to keep up with the projects I’m doing. I’m going to try to post at least 2x a week. I think that is a realistic goal for myself so stay tuned for post #2 this week – the kitchen table that I refinished.