Nothing like a good “do-it-yourself” makeover to make you feel whole. Seriously! Most of us have dreams of living in a house that’s reminiscent of an HGTV home. Sadly for me, I just don’t have the time or the energy for another project. So while DYI may look appealing, I opt for scrolling through pinterest for something amazing and hiring someone to bring it to life.
When my husband and I got married, we decided we would move into his old bachelor pad that he has owned for 10 plus years. If the term “bachelor pad” holds no indication for you, let me explain. Imagine you have a house with just ample rooms to accommodate all of your friends and enough dogs and reptiles to make Dr. Doolittle feel envious. Just imagine… Now imagine your OCD wife moves in and wants to literally rip everything out of the house that would remind you of the fun times you had and maybe (because she is nice), she would be OK with you keeping a small corner of the basement for your belongings that you just cant part with. Other than that, everything goes! This pretty much describes my house. But, this is a happy story because the house is coming together and I am so excited to see my cottage dreams come true.
These pictures only give you a slight indication of how amazing this space has become. This was a full gut and renovation. In our home we have only one full bathroom, so for about a week we had to shower at the gym or in the downstairs powder room. All in I think we spent a total of $7000 give or take. I think it was totally worth it.