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#51 1elephant

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    Posted 13 August 2008 - 03:01 PM

    Originally Posted by ErinB
    I did the home inspection today. Nothing major was wrong so hopefully we can get it all fixed soon. They painted all of the windows shut so those need to be opened, the toilet needs to be bolted back down to the floor on one side, a light switch doesn't work. That was pretty much it.

    I know you like pictures, so here you go!

    Kodakgallery.com*Browse Photos

    It is move in ready, but there are several things we want to do to personalize the space like replace all of the bathroom lighting, paint, re-tile the kitchen, re-do the fireplace. Then we have a whole other list for long term projects like rip up the carpet and re-finish the hardwood, get new carpet for the bedrooms, build a garage and deck, possibly add on to the upstairs, etc.
    YAY for a good inspection! i have to go check out the pics, but just wanted to tell you that if it's in your budget, you may want to consider refinishing the floors before you move in. once you have your furniture in, it's a PITA to move the furniture, and places charge upward of $100 for each room.

    ok off to check out the pics.

    EDIT: ok, love the porch!!! the house is adorable! what's on the walls inside the closets and on the wall in the "bonus" space?

    #52 Jenn

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      Posted 13 August 2008 - 10:57 PM

      Great house! Congrats again and for a great inspection!!!

      I second Lauren with the hardwoods! If you can, try to get them done before you move in... the dust is crazy, and its a lot harder once you have furniture. We managed to get them done before we moved, and it was a great decision.

      Good luck with everything! So exciting!!!

      #53 ErinB


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        Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:05 AM

        I'm trying to get the flooring guys in soon to give us a quote. I agree and would much rather have the floors and anythign else done before we move in.

        The closets are all cedar lined.

        The bonus room has a hanging bar, but the area is about 8'x6'! Plus the second walk-in! In the future it will be a kid's playroom so I can hide all of the toy crap!

        #54 ErinB


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          Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:10 AM

          I had a ball at Home Depot last night. I think it is going to become my new favorite store!

          However, I have this little problem with champagne taste...I hated all of the 24.99 fixtures, I wanted the 249.99 fixtures.

          The house was at the top of our budget, so we don't have too much to spend right now on fixing up.

          I would much rather hire someone to come in and do it all! Especially before we move.

          The first DIY will be that stupid red fireplace! It is awful!

          #55 Sandra E.

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            Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:29 AM

            Congratulations, that's awesome!

            #56 ErinB


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              Posted 21 August 2008 - 02:58 PM

              Tomorrow is the big day! We close at noon!

              I can't believe this whole thing has gone down in 12 days!

              We are doing our final walk-through tonight. I'm taking the tape measure so I can start shopping.

              Hopefully I can talk DH into going to Home Depot and buying paint tonight so I can get started tomorrow! LOL

              #57 meagan

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                Posted 21 August 2008 - 03:09 PM

                Congrats Erin!

                My FI and I just bought a house too! We go to closing on Tuesday! I am a liitle ( a lot) nervous, but I am definately ready to stop renting.

                Our house needs a lot of updating, but we got a good deal. (well, as good as a deal you can get on Long Island, NY )

                Home Depot is going to be my life for the next couple months...urg!

                #58 Nrvsbride

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                  Posted 21 August 2008 - 03:52 PM

                  Erin I'm so late to this but CONGRATS! I didn't even know you were looking to buy a house. I must have missed the thread. This is such awesome news. I saw the pics the place looks great! I love the bathroom it looks super cute. And do you have a closed off front porch? I love those!

                  #59 ErinB


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                    Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:22 PM

                    The porch is actually an "all season" room because it has glass & screen windows and it is vented for air and heat.

                    I will never have money again! LOL

                    As excited as I am, I feel like I am neglecting BDW while I'm home!

                    #60 Nrvsbride

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                      Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:23 PM

                      Erin that porch sounds so cool. I want to come over and have margaritas while we sit in it. LOL.

                      I think that as stressful as it is, it must be fun to decorate and just nest. Have fun and make sure to show us any cool projects your working on!

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