February 17, 2016

Taking On A Fixer Upper

Hi there!  As many of you know we are looking for a new house with 2 main goals...a smaller school and more land.  We had been focusing hard in one particular area for months, but then a couple of weeks ago opened up our search field to a new area and we are really feeling good about it.  Our realtor mentioned it after no luck with the first area, so we decided to go and see a few houses.  This move is definitely a change for us after living in a very manicured master planned community for the last 16 years.  But we both have small town roots and this new area still has that small town feel with more of the city conveniences we have come accustom to.  We have a strong potential that I'm meeting with our realtor today about after I tour the school.  It's an older ranch style home on 5 acres nestled among beautiful mature trees.  It's needs up dating, but it's a home and property that has been well cared for and it's had the same owners since it was built.  We are really picky and the decision to buy this home has been discussed down to every single brick.  I have over analyze every little detail about the home, and I have been searching the web for inspiration to bring this potential 70's ranch home up to date.  Thank goodness the homes from Fixer Upper provide lots of ideas.  Let's take a peek...
 




 
The Brick House
 

 
The inside of the home doesn't scare me as much because we have done lots of home improvement DIYs already, but getting the exterior looking good is a little more stressful.  I'm really big on curb appeal, so getting the outside of the home right is a big one for me.  I picked these three because the one we are considering is a brick home that I would probably paint white.  I have always loved a white painted brick home so that's exciting!  Seeing these drab homes brought back to life and bursting with curb appeal reassures me that getting the land and location right is number one.  We can make the house look good, but we can't buy all the mature trees. 
 
 

11 comments:

  1. Could not agree more with your last sentence. Interiors and exteriors can be changed, as long as the structure is sound, but getting a great location, good schools and mature trees is not always easy to come by. Can't wait to see what you decide.

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  2. Love me some Fixer Upper. And absolutely have a thing for white brick. :) I'm so excited to see what y'all choose! xx

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    1. Thx Elise! If only Chip and Joanna could come do mine :) #dreamcometrue

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    1. Thanks! Looks like we are leaning towards the ranch :)

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  4. This sounds like an adventure I must follow. Looking forward to seeing more posts.

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    1. Thank Jenn! It should be quite the adventure. Stressful and exciting all at the same time.

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  5. So exciting Becky! I really hope it works out for you. My dream would be to get a fixer upper (on some land) so I will be following your experiences closely!

    Sheila
    www.maisondecinq.blogspot.com

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