The tour of the Bungalow

Welcome!

Bungalow, before

Here’s our tiny little bungalow with a big heart.

Bungalow, before

Bungalow, before

Bungalow, before

Bungalow, before

The above is a closet that they made into the laundry area (with stackable’s) but we’ll be moving the laundry to the basement and making this a pantry or something more useful for us. It’s directly off the back door (to outside, from the “mud room”)

Bungalow, before

Bungalow, before

Bungalow, before

Bungalow, before

Bungalow, before

Bungalow, before

Now turn around (in your head) and you’ll see a little hallway to the bedrooms, separated by the bath.

Bungalow, before

Bungalow, before

Bungalow, before

And there you have the main floor.

Now the basement:

Bungalow, before

Stairs to basement are in the little mudroom, too.

Bungalow, before

Bungalow, before

Bungalow, before

Bungalow, before

Bungalow, before

The basement makes the least amount of sense in this house – so I’m guessing that over time you’ll see the biggest difference down there. We’ll be opening the space up quite a bit, closeting some of the exposed plumbing etc, getting rid of the wood burner and carpeting/making it nice down there for a bonus space and possible extra bedroom in the future. (For one of the two kids we already have, you bump watchers.)

Let’s head to the back yard. Back to the mud room for the back door:

Bungalow, before

Bungalow, before

There’s a deck! And it’s fenced!

Bungalow, before

But no grass. Ha!

Bungalow, before

Future garden below:

Bungalow, before

And there you have it!

Bungalow, before

Our little Bungalow. With a Tin Post!

Today we meet with the electrician (the house is running on 4 fuses or something silly like that) and the Heater guy as well as the contractor to talk over plans for the bathroom, kitchen (where are those cabinets?? and appliances??) and basement.

The garage needs a new door, the house needs gutters, and as we learned yesterday from the plumber the house needs some work there too.

Wish us luck! Hoping to close on May 5th (which is my son’s birthday, too!).

On Sale …

Remember when I told you we were buying a house because it was on sale? We’re still buying the house and if you have questions check out this video where I answer a few.

But we’re paying what some people spend on a new car for this house.

House Vs Car

Would you consider that on sale?

Right now we’re in the middle of getting quotes for some of the work that needs to be done before we move in and today I met the plumber out there and got scared.

He’s worked at this house before so he has a bit of a history on the place for us, which is nice actually (and we love the guy, has done all our plumbing in the past) but hearing things like “New water and sewer lines might be in your future” aren’t the kind of itemizations I want to see on an RFP. (Request for proposal, or what do you think this will cost us?)

He’s the first person we got any kind of quote from but tomorrow we’ll see what the Electrician, Heating guy and Contractor have to say.

I wonder if when we’re done with this if I’ll still think the house was on sale.

But even if we had to put some extra zeros in to the house we’d still be cutting our monthly housing costs and obligations in more than half what we’re paying now. So it’s ridiculous, right?

And if we did the work now then we’d be set for a while as far as emergencies go (like, OH NO! The furnace went out!). Instead we’d be all “Oh hey! We have heat!” … “And a/c!” … “And water!”

I’ve never been so up and down when buying a house. This’ll be our third together and the smallest. And the most loveliest, I think šŸ™‚