Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Welcome to Parkview!

Hi Guys!! I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing long weekend. It's weird how just one weekend seems to separate Summer from Fall... but sure enough I even broke out my Uggs on Saturday!

I am sorry I went MIA last week! It was moving week at Lexington. All the furniture found new homes (Hi to all the fabulous people who came by!!), but I kind of forgot just how many small items I had there, as well as moving the mattress and larger things we are keeping. And if that wasn't exciting (yet tiring!) enough, we also got the keys to our next project on Friday!!!!

I want to welcome you all to Parkview.

She is a not all that pretty, but I think it might be a classic ugly duckling story. We just have to make her a swan. 

I am happy to not be tackling this project alone, but together with my sister, Torri, and my Dad. Both of them were so much help at Lexington that we decided to band together and start a new little company all together. I am still going to be working on my own project(s), but think it is going to be a really fun adventure to do projects with them too! 

I am not even going to go into detail today with what all needs to happen here because it is obviously A LOT. But again, you guys will get the moment by moment progress. Which reminds me, would you like more reno posts than Lexington, less, the same? I don't want to turn the blog into a crazy construction site but if you want more than one weekly post let me know or if you want special posts on certain projects!


As bad as the outside is, you won't believe the inside!!!!

Business meeting/family reunion taking place in the hallway?Powder room? Laundry room? We don't even know at this point... It is a weird, weird house that we are completely re-working as far as layout goes.

I am so happy the last owner was kind enough to paint the ducts... it definitely makes everything look a little less crazy. not

What I'm guessing was the kitchen, but will become the family room.

Standing in the current dining room (which will become the kitchen) looking into the living room (which will become a living/dining room).

Still in the future kitchen. It should be a big one!

Looking into the mud room from the hallway.

 Large den off the mud room?! which will gain entry from the front hall as well eventually.

The ONLY thing worth saving in here: the wood stairs.

Upstairs hallway. Centering and enlarging the window is one of our first projects.

There are four good sized bedrooms upstairs, but only ONE bathroom in the WHOLE HOUSE. so we are adding a powder room downstairs as well as converting one bedroom into a spacious ensuite/ closet off the master. 

It won't look all that glamorous for quite some time, but it is so much fun to watch it all come together. Our first projects start up in the next week or two: all new windows/doors and siding.


42 comments:

Our Little Orphanage C said...

You are going to be one busy girl but this will be so fun. I can't wait to see the process:) Congratulations and best of luck to you and the family

Regina

Teresa said...

I love reading your blog. The Lexington posts were great. I didn't notice the frequency, but more would be very nice. I love home reno projects bc it's things I could see myself doing, as well.

Kim said...

Loved the Lexington posts! Please do them even MORE frequently for this renovation. Was the house already gutted like that?

Kim said...

Loved the Lexington posts! Please do them even more frequently for this renovation please. Was the house already gutted like that??

Mandolyn said...

I am so excited to see your progress!!!! I can't wait to see what you guys come up with--it's going to be fabulous! :)

ESE said...

I say more posts the better! Any and all updates would be amazing!

Miss Iris said...

Ooooh this is exciting....can't wait. Man, how do ypu do it? You inspire me. Xo

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

WOAH!! You are crazy!! It will turn out BEAUTIFUL for sure!!

Holly and Sean said...

Thanks so much everyone!!!
Sounds like the consensus is for more posts on the reno so I will up it to 2 per week, or do specific posts on projects being done~
I would hate to bore you to tears on the placement of a drain pipe LOL.

Kim, the house was gutted like that by the previous owner who thought he would do the renos but lost interest/gave up after the demo. He was a pretty guy, owning and running several Tim Horton's restaurants so I can see why his energy level gave out!

Holly and Sean said...

Miss Iris, I really don't know most days... I just take it one day at a time but sometimes it does feel overwhelming!

onourlane said...

How exciting!! Can't wait to see all of the progress photos, and of course the final before and afters!

Pirjo said...

More reno posts, please!

anorthowife said...

I absolutely LOVE the reno projects and would be in heaven if you showed more of the process. Hooray for another series!!!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Loved watching Lexington come together. Can't wait to follow this reno too!

Pine Tree Home said...

I'm so jealous. This looks like tons of fun and what an experience. Looking forward to this redo too!

Alison said...

I love these posts. I thought you had the amount of frequency about right. How do you pick your project homes?

Tiffany Larkin said...

More please. I enjoyed Lexington.

Linda said...

More please!! I love seeing the transformations!!

Chelsi said...

Oh, yes! More posts!!! This will be fun to watch!!! (and learn!)

Little Lovables said...

I loved Lexington posts, and would love too see more of this one! I wonder, how does one even go about flipping houses... and financing for it? I'd love to know more! Are you selling them outright, or renting them out?

Jenna said...

I can't waaaaait! It will be a beautiful swan; I just know it!

Deanne said...

Wow, what a huge project!
I can see a lovely window seat on that landing.
I want more reno posts, Lexington to may way of thinking was a little short of posts during the process!

Casey said...

My preference is simply MORE! I recognize that I probably underestimate how much time/effort goes into each entry but I read all you pen and truly love the styling/photos. Your taste is impeccable. So my vote = blog as much as you can to still enjoy it, because I promise you we do!

Jenski said...

A clean slate, of sorts! Looks like this hose will really challenge your creativity with layout and room assignments.

Jennifer Rush said...

I would definitely love more posts! I am digging this new venture of yours and excited to see what happens!

Anne Boykin said...

I really enjoyed the Lexington posts so I'd like more, please. I can see this house has a lot of potential and you've made a wise purchase. I look forward to seeing more.

Kris Vogelsang said...

Everyone loves a good reno-and yours are one of the bests out there-as much as you can share would be appreciated! How do you manage your time??! Busy, busy!!!

marcieolsen said...

MORE posts!!!
please.

Tanya said...

Wow -- that looks daunting! I can't wait to see what you guys come up with. I know it will be a major transformation. I vote for MORE MORE MORE pics. :)

Jen Jensen said...

Cannot wait to see this project unfold. I love all the reno posts so keep them coming!

Katherine Wilkinson said...

I don't think my las post worked... -.-'

ANYHOOO I'm super excited to see what you will come up with in this new house! I loved seeing what you did in the Lexington, LOVED it!

AND I love that your in the same neck of the woods as me! My husband and I are trading up our 2 year old home for an older Handyman's Special home! haha That term cracks me up! He's a carpenter/Framer by trade and he will be working full time. So this will be an afterwork second job for him! I'm on mat leave right now and waiting for a new baby PLUS I have a toddler running around. Luckily I have my mother to help with that so I can tackle some much needed DIY projects that have been running through my brain! I'm super excited to see what you will come up with. MORE reno posts please!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Whoo, girl this is one BIG project! But I know you and your family will do a great job! I am so looking forward to all the updates!

Lorraine said...

Loved watching the project at Lexington, and I'm looking forward to seeing this one come together!

Leah Wickett said...

I vote for lots of progress photos... I love your renovation posts!

Jen said...

I would love to see as many posts on updates at the new house. I love to see renos happen!

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

So fun to watch your decor progress. For me it's a fun bonus to see what you're doing when I visit your blog.

flowerlady464 said...

Love all your post! Can't wait to see the progress on this place. The more posts the better!

Leslie Sullivan said...

I agree with Little Lovables would love love love to get in on the process of reno/flipping houses! I would love to know how you go about it from financing to finding the house etc etc! Keep up the great work! I love seeing strong, successful Canadian women! Lots of love from the East Coast

Libby said...

Love it!!! More Reno posts please!!!

Luli Chacon said...

More posts! This looks like it's going to be a good one once you're done with it.

Katie said...

More reno posts please! I love, love, LOVED seeing Lexington come together. Can't wait to see how the new place comes along!

Velud'arte said...

Hello Holly.
I love following works, see the change, the before and after.
With your good taste, will be one very exciting project.
I'd like to see a post on this subject by weekly!

 
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