This little 1167 square feet (yep, it's a petite, but sweet!) 1960's gem was just what we were hoping for.
It was below our budget, it needed a some TLC (but no major jobs), and it had the basics were were hoping for: 3 bedrooms, a garage, a yard, a large dining space, and a dishwasher. Can I tell you a secret? I was actually really happy that we got "stuck" with a small house--it encourages creativity, simplicity, and it's quick to clean!
We've already been digging in on the projects. So far, the carpet is out, the tiny bit of wallpaper was removed, the hand rails are gone, we've taken down the curtains, and painted a chalkboard wall.
Before we move in at the end of June, we hope to have the bedrooms and living areas painted, the floors cleaned up well (they are all original hardwood--except for the kitchen/dining area), a few recessed lights installed (the living room has NO lights), and trim repainted. So far, we are doing okay on time, but we've been over there every evening to get some baby-free work in :)
So, here's the house as we bought it (sorry the pictures are so bad!):
So. Yep. The house definitely needed some little updates ;) We are already excited about how much the little changes (mostly ripping out gross carpet) have made a big impact!