So we didn’t have much luck selling our house on the first go so we’ve turned the 4100 square feet into a 5-bedroom where it will fare in the market better and since that was being done we had some much needed painting done and carpet replaced. Now the upstairs is almost show-ready and it is PERMANENTLY OFF LIMITS TO ANIMALS. And the kids really only get to go up there to sleep. Hopefully this means I will only need to keep HALF of the house show-ready which is a MUCH easier task. Here are some old pictures from this entrycompared to kinda crappy photos I took yesterday.
PLAYROOM – before
PLAYROOM – after (now Wes’s room)
WES’s ROOM – before
WES’s ROOM – after (now an upstairs office)
NIKKI’s ROOM – before
NIKKI’s ROOM – after
Now, obviously there’s more staging to be done and the rest of the house is in shambles from having to move everything out of the upstairs, but you get the point. It will photograph much better and show much better now. But most importantly – it forces us to barricade the upstairs meaning I only have to keep 2,100 square feet clean which is MUCH more reasonable and hopefully less likely to throw me into a pit of despair! YAY!
Also – let’s take a moment to give Kim Zoot Holmes a shoutout for doing all of this 24-48 hours after her first 100K. WOOT FOR ZOOT.