Thursday, March 14, 2013

Our First Home ~ Saying Goodbye


I know it has been forever since I've been here...but shortly after my last post, Hubby agreed to list the Tiny house with a realtor (his sister). She got it on MLS and within 10 days we had an offer just under our asking price.  YEA!  Then started the long process of home inspection, bank appraisal, buyer's loan approval, and underwriting.  But everything was finalized on March 2nd and we said goodbye to our first home.  We've owned this house for 21 years and have many wonderful memories and did countless home improvement projects.   Here's a few pictures of the house in it's minimally staged state.

 
 
 


I'm not sure that I've ever shared photos of the basement.  When we purchased the home in 1992, it had a typical cement, unfinished basement. We did most of the major work to finish the space about 18 years ago, but the bathroom had only made it to the drywall stage and the wet bar area had only been plumbed.  So those areas are newly finished and unfortunately, I never really got to enjoy them. :(


The flooring here in the lower level is a wood-look vinyl plank. We had had berber carpeting down while we lived there, but it needed to be replaced, so we thought this was an excellent choice and budget-friendly. (I'll share the installation process in a future post).
 
 
 
 
The doorway in the hallway leads to the work/storage room.
 

Opposite the storage room is the bathroom.  We didn't get the glass shower doors installed, but Hubby did an awesome job on the tile!
 
And at the end of the hall is the small laundry and utility room.
 
Well, that's the Tiny home tour. Its a little sad to say goodbye, but we live just down the street, so we do pass it everyday. lol  :)
 
 
 
 

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

Very lucky new owners to love it. It's move-in perfect!!! What a sweet little house.

Nanette Merrill said...

It is a lovely home. Really lovely. It is funny how when selling a home we make changes that would have been nice to have when we lived there!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

I'm not surprised it sold so quickly! What a wonderful home. Anxious to see what you're doing in your new one!

Valerie said...

Kimberly, You guys did an amazing job making that house into the sweetest little home, and the new owner is very lucky! I know how painful leaving a house can be-as much as I love the house I'm in now, I still miss the teeny tiny one we lived in before.

It's a testament to the hard work you put into fixing it up that it sold so fast. You totally deserved that:)

My Casa Bella said...

Such a sweet house! It was hard saying good bye to our first home as well, put so much time and love into it inside and out, but we love where we're at now and we've put LOTS of time and love into this place and we're still working at it. Nothing is ever permanent, heh?
HUGS
MCB