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September 2, 2014

So, it’s been two weeks since we left Idaho and spent a crazy amount of hours with three small kids getting here (to France).  And, so, now it’s time to reflect and, finally, share one of our major projects with you!  Our house in Idaho!  I suppose I could write a little blurb about each project, but I’m super tired and it’s taken me this long to even post this (and get pictures uploaded)…so, here’s some side-by-sides so you can see a little sampling of what we did to this beautiful house!

First, some random facts:  It was built in 1946.  It has four bedrooms – only two had legal egress windows when we moved in, but now there are four legal bedrooms.  It had one full bath, one half bath, and one three-quarter bath.  Now it has two full baths and a three-quarter bath!  It is three stories, plus a detached garage.  The top floor is the master suite with one large bedroom and a full bath.  The main floor has a bathroom, bedroom, living space, dining, and kitchen.  The basement has two bedrooms, a three-quarter bath, laundry room, utility room, workshop and small living area.

You can see pictures of the kitchen on a specific post about that from a while ago…but here is most of the rest of the story…

BSU Orange in the master bedroom - not awesome

BSU Orange in the master bedroom – not awesome

Cozy master bedroom - the curtains help keep the temperature stable - it gets cold or hot up there in the wrong season!

Cozy master bedroom – the curtains help keep the temperature stable – it gets cold or hot up there in the wrong season! The wall was already this way, by the way.

Master bath, before - no tub/shower!

Master bath, before – no tub/shower!

New master bathroom!  Matthew did all the tile work himself.  And the tiny tub?!  It's four feet!!

New master bathroom! Matthew did all the tile work himself. And the tiny tub?! It’s four feet!!

More master bath - except at night.  Matthew dropped the vaulted ceiling to make room for the lights, fan and heat lamp.

More master bath – except at night. Matthew dropped the vaulted ceiling to make room for the lights, fan and heat lamp.

In-wall cabinet replacement and more tile work in the tub space.

In-wall cabinet replacement and more tile work in the tub space.

Upstairs, before

Upstairs, before

Upstairs to the master bedroom, after

Upstairs to the master bedroom, after

Main floor bath, before

Main floor bath, before

New main floor bath!

New main floor bath!

Living, before

Living, before

Living, before

Living, before

Living room - after

Living room – after

Living room - after

Living room – after

Dining, before

Dining, before

Dining room

Dining room

Back stairs, before

Back stairs, before

New back stairs flooring

New back stairs flooring

Basement living space, before

Basement living space, before

Basement living space, after

Basement living space, after

More basement living space, after

More basement living space, after

Basement bedroom 1, before

Basement bedroom 1, before

Basement bedroom 1, after

Basement bedroom 1, after

This was the kids' bedroom after we moved them to the basement…just so you can see how big the rooms really are.

This was the kids’ bedroom after we moved them to the basement…just so you can see how big the rooms really are.

Laundry room - nothing done in here, except laundry

Laundry room – nothing done in here, except laundry

Basement bedroom 2, before - dogs ATE. THE. DOOR.

Basement bedroom 2, before – dogs ATE. THE. DOOR.

Basement bedroom 2, after - moved the closet, covered the ducts properly

Basement bedroom 2, after – moved the closet, covered the ducts properly

Hopefully our renters are enjoying it as much as we did.  Totally worth the investment and the love.  Meanwhile, back in France…a la prochaine!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 2, 2014 0829

    beautiful job, guys! great house. I love that curvy wall in the master suite, did you add that or was it already there?

  2. Julieanne Fry permalink
    September 3, 2014 0829

    amazing! you did a lot of work! I hope it’s paying off for you!

  3. chris szymanski permalink
    September 3, 2014 0829

    What an amazing job you did, Matthew! Colors were beautiful. I can guarantee they are enjoying it completely:)

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