Home Updates: Living Room/Dining Room Before & After

We bought our first house 3.5 years ago when Leopold was just 3 months old.  At that time, a 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom house seemed enormous compared to our apartment!  Tim was just in peds residency which was 3 years, but he added a fellowship and we added 2 kids and we are STILL in this house.  It’s 1600 square feet and quickly becoming way too small!

When we bought the house, my HGTV-loving self could see the “good bones” and planned a long list of home renovations:

  • Paint everything
  • Rip up the carpet downstairs and replace with hardwood on 1st floor
  • Take out the wall separating living room from dining room
  • Replace flooring in bathroom with tile
  • Renovate kitchen completely
  • Replace bannister
  • Add shower to master bathroom to make it a 5 piece
  • Replace all light fixtures

3.5 years later, we still have a lot to do 🙂  We installed hardwoods on the first floor and knocked down a wall.  Then we realized that home improvement projects are awful and we haven’t made much more progress.  At this point, we are planning to move when Tim finishes his residency in a little over a year, so we have switched gears to prepping the house for sale.

Below are a few before and after photos of our living room and dining room after we installed hardwoods, painted and removed a half-wall.  The “before” photos are from when we first toured the home.  It’s still a work in progress!

LIVING ROOM

We replaced the carpet with hardwoods, painted the entire room and removed the half-wall separating the living room and dining room.

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DINING ROOM

We installed hardwoods, painted and changed out the light fixture. 

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I’ll continue to share some of the progress we made on the rest of the house in later posts with the tag “House”.  Thanks for reading!

– Anna, Life with Little Ones

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