Sunday, November 30, 2008

Before Shots Pt. 1

I've updated a flickr set of the before shots from the house. Check them out here.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Official Game Plan

I thought tonight would be a nice time, for organizational purposes, to list out an Official Game Plan for the home updates we plan accompanied by a (very tentative) time line.

All the updates we plan can be categorized into 3 main categories:
  1. Before we move in
  2. In the near future
  3. At some point
Before we move in
  • Scrape popcorn ceiling
  • Retexturing walls and ceiling
  • Paint walls
  • Change hardware
  • Update intercom system (including iPod dock)
  • Update lots of electrical
  • Change fans and light fixtures
  • Run sound system
  • Update half bath
  • Change outdoor lighting
  • Clean up landscaping
In the near future
  • Update the kitchen (countertops, appliances, possibly cabinets and fixtures)
  • Update the wet bar (cabinets, countertops, and beverage center)
  • Outdoor surround sound
  • Convert pool to salt water
  • New Windows
  • Wood Blinds
At some point
  • Update the master bath and full bath
  • Update back siding
  • Landscape lighting
  • Furniture for whole house

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday

Since we closed the day before Thanksgiving, we didn't go over to the house the next day. Black Friday was a different story. Amber was sick, so she wasn't able to do much. Instead, Cody stayed with us for the weekend and helped a lot.

We started at 3am, lining up at Fry's. I got pretty much everything I was wanting (mainly items for the game room):
  • LG 52" 120Hz LCD TV
  • Sony BlueRay Player
  • Polk Audio Surround Sound Speakers
After that we spent the day moving items over from Homewood to the garage.

We don't want to move too much into the house right now until we finish our pre-move updates (more on those later). So as for now, it's just nice to have a bigger garage.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


It's official. Today we signed the papers on our new house. We are super excited, and a little overwhelmed all at the same time. This sucker needs a lot of work, but we think it's going to be something to we'll be very proud of once we are finished. Until we update further, here are some specs on the house:

Home Facts:
  • 3 beds
  • 2.5 bath
  • 2,771 sqft
  • Lot 15,507 sqft
  • Built in 1985
  • Golf Course Lot (#6 on Rolling Hills Country Club)
  • Pool