In just nine days, the better half and I will close on our first home. We are first time home buyers and will be making a rather large leap from a small one bedroom, no outdoor space, apartment in New York City to a 1500 square foot, 2 bedroom on 2 acres of land house in upstate New York.
With the exception of the light fixtures and downstairs family room, the house was gutted and refinished with the sole purpose of flipping. The soon-to-be previous owners never spent a night in the place as they went about the remodeling work over the past year or so. The end result is a move-in ready house with everything brand new, shinny and clean or as I like to look at it, a blank canvas.
Painting the walls will be the first of many steps we will undertake to turn this house into a home. I will be chronicling all of the work here so stay tuned in 2008!