- 3 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015
Hi there Bee’s! I could use your help!
The fiance and I finally found a home that we love after seeing all of the houses in our price range and desired location. The small town we plan to move to (pop of about 2,000) is basically all older homes so it was a big struggle to find an older home that had been well-maintained and had needed updates, and well. We hit the jackpot (kind of).
The house we found is the perfect size for us, large fully insulated 2 stall garage, good quiet neighborhood, new water heater and furnace, new roof and concrete board siding, partially finished basement and sump pump (potential for more living space) refinished wood floors throughout the upstairs, tons of cute built in storage, basement in good condition, new wiring, remodeled bathrooms, the list just keeps going. However, the style of the house is FAR form my taste. I love ultra modern furniture. All of my furniture currently is form West Elm. Ever seen the movie “Bride Wars”? I have the same espresso headboard with nickle inlay as Liv. The rest of my furniture is also espresso color and sleek and modern. This house however is all oak floors, wainscoting in the dining room and living room, and lots of medium brown trim work and doors.
Anyways, the style of the house currently and my own personal style just don’t seem to match. The fiance doesn’t really care either way. I really want to do a few more updates to fit my taste, however I don’t want to change the period of the house too much because I think it would damage the resale value if I had a 1941 house with an ultra modern look. The exterior of this house is perfectly fine for us. The fiance puts up siding and roofing for a living and he approved. So my focus will be on interior. Anyone ever remodel or have inspiration photos of a modernized older home? I like the idea of combining some rustic things with modern minimalism (Fiance will likely want to hang animal antlers or pelts around since he is an outdoorsman.
If it helps, this is a smaller house, only about 1,300 square feet. But at just over $60,000 and with all the needed updates done already, it’s perfect for us!
The rooms I would need the most help with would be the kitchen and the living room.