I can’t wait to show you our fixer upper’s before and afters! We bought this house in 2016 after we sold our brand new 4,700 square foot home in Indiana to move to Ohio. We bought this house as a fixer-upper and it has 1,900 square feet. As you can see from the pictures, it was very dated and needed updating badly. We love the transformation! I love a bright, white, and open home. It feels so uplifting and clean!
I love our new flooring! It feels so much fresher and clean and vibrant. It’s an LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) from Lowes.
This room is the room that we use the most in our house and I wanted it to feel the coziest. Done! It’s the best!
I also just recently re-painted my table top and I’m loving the white!
We removed the wall in the kitchen and added subway tile. It opened it up SO much! I love using our space better and having a more functional kitchen.
What are your thoughts on gold? Everyone used to avoid it and now it is so popular. I’m in love with it!
My kids had a lot of fun giving their input on our home and what they liked too. I think it was great for them to go through the process with us. We’ve had a lot of fun in this home.
What are your thoughts on open shelving? I’m in love with open shelving and I think it is so fun. We just installed these a few weeks ago and I am in love!
We removed all of the carpets in the house and replaced it and put in “hardwood” LVT floors. It’s so much easier to keep clean with kids in the home.
Doesn’t it look so much lighter and brighter?
It went from dark and dingy to bright and cheerful!
We have so much empty space in our home that it makes me happy and my kids have a lot of room to run and play. It’s amazing that we moved from a bigger house to a smaller house but we have so much more space.
Kid’s don’t need things. They need space to play!
So, a lot of you know by now that we’re moving again! Back to northern Chicago and we’re excited for a new chapter of our life. The yellow house chapter is almost over and it will be sad to leave this house that we had so much fun fixing up!
I can’t wait to share with you the new home when we move! Will it be a fixer upper? Probably! ha! We love making houses into homes.
Here is our powder room before and after. We wanted to spruce it up too so it felt updated and new as well.
I’ve always wanted to make a gallery wall and this house I was able to do that.
What do you think?
So fresh and fun!
Here are some more posts too, if you want to check them out.
Here are all the “before” photos. Click here.
Love a house tour? Check out my previous home tours…
House One (Illinois)
House Two (Illinois)
House Three (Indiana)
House Four….AFTER post coming soon. (Ohio) This was my inspirational pinterest board.
House Five….we are house hunting this weekend and I can’t wait to find our next home!! :) (Illinois)
Have you moved recently? Do you like moving?
It’s so hard and there are pros and cons about moving often but we are praying and trying to do what’s best for our family. With that being said, I don’t want to move again for a LONG time.
I want to be really picky on our next house. I don’t know if it will be another fixer upper or move in ready. I’m sure it will need some updating and personalizing though.
I’m actually going to be more specific about the location. We found an amazing school and I want to be close to that and I’d also love to be within walking distance from Lake Michigan and the bike trail. I’m addicted to running and our family loves long bike rides on the weekend so we need to be close to a trail.
There are so many things to consider when moving. Actually, we are moving in a couple of weeks and our kids will finish the school year at their new school. We feel insane, lol!
You can get updates on Instagram.