Monday, December 18, 2017

One Year Ago Today We Got The Keys To Our New House - Then & Now

You can't imagine how excited I was on 12/17/2016.  We signed the papers and got the keys to our fabulous "Builder Basic" home.  This was a home that I knew had tons of possibilities and one we could make our own with some love and a few makeovers.  Living closer to family had been such a desire, so now all my dreams were coming true.

This is what the house looked like when we walked in with our keys in hand and said this is our new home. (All the before images are from the MLS listing.)

Entrance - Living - Dining - Then

Now -
Dining Area - Then

Now -

Kitchen - Breakfast Area - Then

Now -

Family Room - Then

Family Room - Now

View from kitchen - Now

Master Bedroom - Then

Master Bedroom - Now

Master Bathroom - Then

Now -

Loft - Then

Now -

Backyard - Then

Now - (view from patio)

This year has had so many Blessing that it is hard to count them all.  We have had so much fun turning our wonderful "Builder Basic" into a home that fits us to a tee.  We still have rooms to makeover and landscaping to do, but we are getting there.

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  1. Marty! Those floors! The kitchen! And, the pool! The kitchen looks amazing! Did you do the floors at the same time as a kitchen? love it! What a difference a year makes! Merry Christmas. We need snow in Colorado! laura

    1. Yes, the floors were all done at the same time as the kitchen. If you are going to have a mess might as well be a big one.

  2. Oh my goodness!!!! You sure have a talent, the way you brought each space to life. Just beautiful.

  3. You've put your heart and soul into that home, and it shows!

  4. oh sweet friend you have a beautiful home. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas xo

  5. Wow - you have truly made this home beautiful and certainly that reflects you! I think my favorite room is the kitchen, but then that backyard is to live for! Congratulations on a job very well done. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  6. I have moved a lot, and I mean a whole lot in my lifetime, but every time it is like a new adventure. I don't rest until everything is unpacked and put away and I always save the decor items for last. It is my reward for pushing through and getting all unpacked. First I hang the pictures, and then do the table top decor. So fun! My passion is interior decorating and I am always changing the look of my house. I love following your posts and seeing what new tweak you do to each room. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  7. Marty.. you're not going to believe it but we moved into our home 4 years ago today! I bet your weather was a lot warmer than ours. You have certainly taken your house and turned it into an stunning home. I love all your decorations. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year.

  8. Hi Marty and Merry Christmas! Oh, how you've transformed your home - it's so beautiful and I love it all dressed up for Christmas! Blessings to you, my friend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. Merry Christmas Marty. you certainly have turned your home into beautiful, and stunning. You have really done an outstanding job.


  10. Happy Houseiversary! You have made a beautiful home for you, your husband, and for your family to visit. I always enjoy seeing the new things you do! Keep it up, Marty!

    Happy Holidays!

    Jane x

  11. Happy One year transformation and what an incredible transformation it has been. Your home is so lovely, warm, cozy and inviting! Job well done......and so you!!
    Blessings for many years to come..........
    Merry Christmas Marty

  12. Marty, the difference is amazing. You and your husband have obviously been very busy! I'm happy for you. :)

    Merry Christmas.

  13. Oh my friend, you have a beautiful home. I wish you a very Merry Christmas. I am feeling so happy for you one year house transformation, you did really great job. We are working in different construction related projects like metal facade, Air mesh facades, multilayer Facades all these projects we are dealing with our own interest if you have any problem or regret about your home designing just visit our site.

  14. What a difference a year makes! You truly are moving your home beyond builder basic. Thank you also for the sweet shout out on my Christmas tree.

  15. Oh Marty you have made this home so beautiful. Every room stunning. The pool was the icing on the cake.
    Have a wonderful week as we head on down to the big day. Merry Christmas.

  16. Oh- Marty----You have done such a wonderful wonderful job turning that basic builder home into your dream home. It is just gorgeous!!!! You have taken it from bland to beautiful. And that backyard is the cherry on the sundae. Hard to believe all you got done in one year. Blessings and Merry Christmas. xo Diana

  17. Wow ! What a year!!! You have done so much to infuse personality and charm into your home!

  18. What a difference a year has made! Your home looks gorgeous with the fabulous changes and the beautiful Christmas decor.

  19. Marty, you've made it just right for you... so welcoming feeling. I know it takes some time for a new home to feel like home. (we're going through a move and reno right now) but after a year and how yours is all done, it truly must feel like 'home' now, right? Merry Christmas! :) Liz

  20. Congrats on your one year anniversary Marty. You certainly have done so much in the year you have been in your home. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!