House Remodel Before and After: The Big Reveal!

The big day is finally here! After 14 weeks of remodeling and 3 weeks of moving in we are settled in the new house and ready to break it in with a big party. Who’s coming over!?

I chronicled our successes and failures in the 8-part House Remodel Series.

I was surprised at how many personal comments I received on that post, most of which were highly supportive. Here on the blog, as well as “in real life,” I’ve had people ask me why I want to change the house that my dad loved so much.

Well, the reason why is because I love it so much. I wanted to give the house some love, replace all the cigarette-smoke damaged fixtures and finishes, and make it into a home that will be loved for another generation.

I’m proud of the work that we put in to this place, and I’m really looking forward to hosting big family holidays in a house that hasn’t seen a party in more than a quarter century.

I had the opportunity to start nearly from scratch and create a home that works for us. Every morning I wake up, look out the window at the beautiful view, and nearly have to pinch myself to believe that this is real life.

Now, without further adieu, get ready for a TON of pictures coming right at you!

Here’s a collage of “before” pictures:

House Remodel Before and After: The Big Reveal!

And here’s one of the “after” pictures:

House Remodel Before and After: The Big Reveal!Now, here’s a bunch more room-by-room shots!

This is a view from my office looking towards the front door:

House Remodel Before and After: The Big Reveal!

Here’s the dining room and entry way before, during, and after the remodel…

House Remodel Before and After: The Big Reveal!

The living room before and after…

House Remodel Before and After: The Big Reveal!

And the kitchen. Oh my lord, the KITCHEN. If I could sleep in there I would.House Remodel Before and After: The Big Reveal!

It’s basically my greatest accomplishment in life. Sorry, MBA.

House Remodel Before and After: The Big Reveal!

Here’s where I have my coffee in the morning:

House Remodel Before and After: The Big Reveal!

House Remodel Before and After: The Big Reveal!

We had the fireplace renovated with cultured stone. What do you think?

House Remodel Before and After: The Big Reveal!

House Remodel Before and After: The Big Reveal!

Don’t you love the beautiful eating bar?

House Remodel Before and After: The Big Reveal!

House Remodel Before and After: The Big Reveal!

I just love it here.

March 11, 2015 | Last Updated on November 12, 2020 by Linda

45 thoughts on “House Remodel Before and After: The Big Reveal!”

  1. I’m so glad I stumbled upon your page! My husband and I bought my grandparents home which they (an architect and an interior decorator) built in the 60s. We’re renovating everything for the exact same reason as you; we love the house so much that we want to reinvigorate it and make our own memories. Sometimes it’s tough to hear family members’ comments on us changing things but we’re trying to stay steadfast and power through. Your post makes me extra excited to see how everything turns out!

  2. The house looking amazing after renovation, I noticed lot of areas in the house are now more spacious and light. Finally the house looks perfect and it’s time to planning housewarming parties. Have fun there, cheers.

  3. The kitchen looks wonderful, the wood makes all the spaces feel homie and posh at the same time. Done with a lot of taste definitely!

  4. You really should be proud of what you have accomplished. The house looks amazing and really cozy after the renovation. Stop pinching yourself in the morning and instead start planning the upcoming family holidays 🙂

  5. WOW this amazing blog so much inspiration so mush flair. i just love it! Anetta you have very good taste when it comes to renovations

  6. It’s a really lovely makeover, Anetta 🙂 I totally fell in love with your house. That huge island is a dream of mine too. We did a small renovation of our second floor last summer, and next year I’m planning to entirely change the ground floor too. The kitchen is first on the row, of course 🙂

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