Our Second Home

Welcome to our home! I mean….our previous home. I’d like to invite you in for a private tour.

We lived in this beautiful house for 3 years. During that time, we were constantly renovating…..from top to bottom, over 80% of the home. As you go through this post, be sure to check out prior posts with plenty of “before” pictures.

We really enjoyed living in this house. The bones of the home are fantastic, but when we moved in, we knew it needed a special kind of love. We brought the beauty back to this home, and now another family can enjoy our labor of love. Read on, let me know what you think at the end of the post.

We started our whole house makeover by ripping out all the old hardwood flooring and added new wide plank maple hardwood throughout the home including the foyer, living and dining rooms, the sunroom, family room, kitchen area and upstairs. We replaced all lighting and painted the entire house…….that was just the beginning.

Foyer Entrancefullsizeoutput_7027A foyer is the first space you see as you enter a home, and therefore this space is vital in appearance and lighting has a big impact. Read more about lighting impact (HERE).

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Living Room unknown-16Come into the living room, this room leads into the sunroom. We installed a board and batten statement wall in this space, you can read more about that (HERE).

Sunroomunknown-12One of my favorite rooms in the house is this sunroom, with a large gorgeous crystal chandelier. Check out the post on our sunroom renovation (HERE).


Dining RoomunspecifiedThe dining room was a fun project. We added board and batten molding to the walls, giving the room a modern farmhouse vibe. Check out the before pictures and read about that transition (HERE).


Family Roomunknown-27This room is a perfect gathering spot to enjoy with family and friends. It is very spacious and comfortable, we enjoyed many good times in this room. For additional tips and tricks on styling, read post (HERE).

Kitchenfullsizeoutput_6decThe kitchen, gathering room and eat in area featuring brand new hardwood floors, lighting and paint.

StaircaseunspecifiedPart of our hardwood flooring project, was re-staining the staircase and railings of the home. You can read more about that process (HERE).



Powder Roomfullsizeoutput_6b16Complete transformation of the powder room, check out that post (HERE).

OfficeUnknown-32New built-ins add a ton of space to the office. For more about this renovation, check out post (HERE).


Master BedroomUnknown-105Master bedroom remodel featuring new built-ins, carpet, paint, and lighting, check out all the before pictures (HERE)



Master Bathroomfullsizeoutput_6f65Gutted the built in tub of the master bathroom, added granite countertops, painted cabinets, retiled the entire space and so much more. You can read more about this 6 week renovation (HERE).




Media Roomfullsizeoutput_6934The media room was completely transformed and changed into a home theater space, with large screen TV, built in speakers and so much more. Doors were relocated, and a new hallway installed. Read more about this renovation (HERE).


GymUnknown-36Home gym was transformed into an HIIT gym for aerobic and PX90 training. Check out all the details (HERE).

Lower LevelUnknown-46Main area of the lower level updated to include travertine flooring, stacked stone fireplace, new paint, lighting and more. Read about this renovation (HERE).Unknown-44


Lower Level Barfullsizeoutput_7000Bar over- haul featuring new granite countertops, new cabinet doors and facing, stacked stone, and lighting. Read more about this transformation and check out the  before pictures (HERE).

Lower Level Bathroomfullsizeoutput_7029The basement bathroom was renovated with new cabinets doors, granite, travertine tiles on the floor and shower. Oil rubbed bronze fixtures replaced the outdated hardware.fullsizeoutput_7028

Back of the Home – Deckfullsizeoutput_6b7eThe outside deck of the home is very spacious and perfect for entertaining. Read more about having a garden on your deck (HERE).

That completes our private home tour. We are moving onto another home, and of course are in the process of renovating all our new spaces.

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See you next time!


17 thoughts on “Our Second Home

  1. Hi Denise, I’ve enjoyed your blog. We have the same style of home (ours 12 yrs. old and also outdated) so following your renovations and struggles has been enlightening and motivating. Thanks for some great ideas!

    1. Hi Kim, I’m so happy to hear from you! I’m so glad you are getting new ideas. The home is truly beautiful and has so much potential. Thank you for following along!

    1. We do enjoy our basements quite a bit and spend a lot of time entertaining. Thanks for stopping by for a visit Barbara!

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