Smokey House Rehab: The Finished Product!!!!!

by Joanna @ Southern Daisy on September 8, 2012

After over a YEAR of procrastinating working on this house, I am happy to announce that it is finally FINISHED!!!!!!!  Between getting married and having a baby, this home rehab was really put on the back burner, but I’m so glad that it’s complete and ready to be put on the market!

It was quite a project, from all the trash we had to remove to the smoke damage that permeated the very bones of the house, there was so much to do!  If you are a new reader, or you need a refresher on what this house looked like when we started, I thought I’d show you some before and after pictures.  The transformation is amazing to say the least!

The Living Room:

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After

We removed the stinky, smoke filled carpet and replaced it with pretty laminate flooring.  We also painted all the trim and the fireplace with at LEAST two coats of white paint.  In some cases it took priming and then painting two coats to cover the yellow stained trim.  Steve painted the ceiling, and we hired a painter to paint all the walls in the house since some were several feet high.  We also replaced all the light fixtures in the house, including the outdoor lights.

The Kitchen:

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At first we tried to salvage the white cabinets by scrubbing them with a bleach and water mixture.  While it looked like we were making some great progress and were really getting them clean, once the painter painted the kitchen, we realized that there was no way we’d be able to keep the existing cabinetry.  Against the white paint, the cabinets were quite yellow.  I’m so glad we replaced them, though, because the new cabinets and counters are beautiful!  We also installed brand new stainless steel appliances.  The stove still even has the protective blue plastic covering the stainless steel.

That vinyl floor was awful, and the new tile floor is beautiful and modern.

The Entryway:

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After

Unfortunately I didn’t take a picture of the entryway before we ripped up the flooring, but you get the idea.

The Hallway:

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After

Ugh! That yellowed trim around the door still haunts me!

The Hall Bathroom:

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After

This bathroom probably required the least amount of work.  Don’t get me wrong, it was still grody, but compared to the rest of the house, I feel like it cleaned up pretty well with not as much effort.  We removed the vinyl and replaced it with tile, cleaned up the cabinets and counter and replaced the hardware, painted the walls, and of course CLEANED!!!

The Master Bedroom:

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The Master Bathroom:

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We basically did the same thing here that we did on the hall bathroom, but on a larger scale.

The 2nd Bedroom:

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The 3rd Bedroom:

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The bedrooms were pretty straight forward.  Clear out all the junk, rip out the carpet, paint the walls, ceiling, and doors, and replace the baseboards and the window screens.

The Bonus Room:

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This room above the garage could either be used as a bonus room or as a 4th bedroom.  It has an attached bathroom and closet.

The Backyard:

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There were two huge cedar trees that had to be cut down, and the lawn had to be completely dug up and replanted, since it was basically just overgrown weeds and vines.

The Front:

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We got rid of the vines hanging down from the roof, removed all the bushes, replanted the grass, and repainted the garage doors and front door.  Look at that curb appeal!

I can’t believe it’s finally done!!!  Thank you, Jesus!!!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rachel Coppola September 8, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Wow, Jo!!! It looks amazing!!!

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2 Pam Pentland September 8, 2012 at 11:10 pm

It’s absolutely beautiful!!! I’d live there!!! A job well done! It is shocking to see the difference. . . . loved the pictures!

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3 Kendra September 9, 2012 at 9:51 am

GORGEOUS! You did a great job!

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4 Ashlee B September 9, 2012 at 8:56 pm

That is amazing!! Looks beautiful!

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5 Urban Wife September 22, 2012 at 8:23 am

Wow, wow, wow! You guys did such an amazing job with it. I bet it feels great to be done with it. It looks fabulous. :)

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