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Our Home: BEFORE • Kath Eats

Photographs of our home because it stands earlier than renovation begins!

This put up isn’t tremendous new or thrilling, nevertheless it serves an necessary objective: a spot I can ship you after our renovation to see what our residence regarded like earlier than! 

I went via the home just a few weeks in the past earlier than I began taking down artwork and décor to seize it because it was on an everyday day. I didn’t tidy up, and there’s canine hair all over the place (ugh!). 

I’ve lived on this home for 8 years now, and I like its bones. We will’t wait to see how she seems!

Home Earlier than: 2014 

Our home was a flip challenge again in 2014. I truly adopted its renovation on Instagram, and whereas I wasn’t home looking on the time, I began to suppose it could make an important residence. A couple of months later, I had purchased the home!


To my information, the home had been lived in by the identical proprietor for many of its life since 1960. I imagine she handed away and the home was bought to an out-of-state investor who introduced it as much as fashionable occasions. A neighborhood actual property agent managed the renovation and bought it to me! 

Our bed room!

The kitchen

When Thomas moved in, he began to note plenty of small issues. And thus started our record of issues to enhance once we had been prepared. 

The porch deck:

Home Earlier than: 2022

And right here’s how she appears to be like at present!


Ought to we paint the brick white? We’re getting a brand new door and can preserve it blue, though perhaps a barely lighter shade!

The roofline can be prolonged and the roof deck stuffed in. 

Primary Ground: Kitchen

The again wall is coming down to enter the storage!

We’ll have a mudroom nook the place the clock is.

View from the alternative finish

Bye bye busy granite, glass vary hood, and double basin sink. 

Primary Ground: Dwelling Room

The lounge structure gained’t change. Simply paint and flooring. 

The flooring will stay and be stained a lighter wooden. 

We debated eradicating the cabinets on the facet of the hearth for a extra open flooring plan, however they’re so sensible that we determined to maintain. 

We additionally debated relocating the eating room, however we actually like its connection to the lounge and the view of the porch and yard, so it can keep. Including a chandelier! 

Primary Ground: Youngsters’ Rooms

Nothing main is altering in right here, other than home windows, flooring, and paint. And fixing all the horrible air circulation! Mazen’s room is all the time sizzling and Birch’s room is all the time freezing due to a defective zone set up (we expect!). 

We nonetheless love our Youngsters Lavatory Self-importance

Right here’s the Lowes one we changed final yr with the Pottery Barn Moro.

Kids Bathroom Vanity before photo

Main Bed room

Except for the kitchen, probably the most adjustments are coming upstairs in our attic major bed room. A big dormer, a number of home windows throughout the bathtub, and a brand new closet configuration.

That’s my closet behind the door. And the outside door that results in the roof deck will quickly lead into the brand new space for storing. 

Inside my closet

It’s all the time so darkish up right here!

Main Bathtub

Within the tub, we’re including a window above the place the furnishings with blue drawers sits, and a conceit throughout from the bathtub. The tile will probably change too, however the bathe/tub/rest room are all staying as is. 

Transferring on, transferring out!

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