Things to Consider When Buying a Fixer Upper Home
I remember the day we first stepped foot into
Where should we start? What the H E double hockey
Scrape the popcorn off the ceiling in not one but two rooms, sand, yes "sand", off the walls that they so generously mixed in with the paint, don't ask, it feels amazing when you run your fingers across it! Hold up, don't be jealous that they "patched" the holes
Curious if I regret purchasing this fixer upper in my oh so selfish ways? Absolutely not! Let me tell you what I DO regret though....
1. DO NOT have DIY, renovation or project ADD - Seriously, before you know it, you will have 84 projects going on and your house will look like a train wreck! Honestly, and you'll probably be acting like one too! You CANNOT and WILL NOT function properly like this! Listen when I say, "start to finish" people, I mean start to finish!
2. What's your B U D G E T? - Did that just scare you? Well, you need one! Don't live outside of your means, or you will blow it out of the water! While I'm telling you what to do, pick up a paintbrush, maybe watch a few YouTube videos, and if you're feeling
3. It CANNOT and WILL NOT happen overnight - If anyone has tried, it's this girl right here. Just forget it! If you're like, "oh this is going to be finished in four week", go ahead and plan for eight weeks. Don't over do it, and don't place unnecessary stress on yourself. Yes, you will have to overcome numerous obstacles, but just breathe because the finished product will be well worth the wait.
I wouldn't trade this little gem for anything because after many, many long nights, loads of patience, (maybe not on my part), and our hard earned money, it has turned into a place we adore calling HOME. Not to mention, we were able to carry out our own vision, on our own time, and watching it unfold has honestly been a lot more rewarding than I could have ever imagined.
So don't be afraid to tackle your dream home, even if it takes a few tears and a whole lot of sweat! You will be surprised how quickly your dreams come true!