The “New” House

~~NEW being the operative word~~

A lot has happened in the past few weeks! We moved into our rental, closed on our old house, and closed on The Dump! You can read all about that process HERE. But basically, we found a foreclosure that is in horrific shape and decided to renovate and move there! Why, you ask? Because Mount Pleasant is the type of place that proves very difficult to find a great house with a great yard unless you spend a million dollars! I don’t know when this happened, but it’s been the trend here over the past 10 years. You’re either in a great house where you can see everything your neighbor does through their windows, or you’re in a not-so-great house on a nice piece of land. And the closer you are to Charleston, forget it! SO, we went for the not-so-great house on an acre with a pool! It’s super close to downtown so we couldn’t beat the location! Besides, we love a good house project. So here we are, in the beginning phase of our “good house project”. Here are some before pictures to refresh your memory!

We closed on the house Wednesday and started demoing Thursday morning. We are doing a lot of the work ourselves. We have a contractor friend who is helping us out as well. Stew will be spending a lot of time balancing his regular job and working on the house. Luckily he makes his own hours, so that’s flexible! I’ll do all of the room planning and decorating. Initially, we were going to build an addition, but our tax bill has us needing to rethink that! So, we will work with the footprint we have! So here are some photos after day one of demo!

We made a ton of progress just after one day! I already feel better seeing the walls come down. Follow me on Instagram to watch the progress!


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