We bought this home toward the end of the housing crisis. TONS of foreclosures were on the market. Every single home we looked at (maybe 30) was a foreclosure and we ended up in bidding wars with homes selling waaaay outside of our price range!
We found this home and ended up making offers two different times. We were surprised that we finally got it and it was in our budget range, too!! What a blessing!!!!
When we looked at this home, we were awed!! WAAAY bigger than our previous home and it had a fresh coat of paint and new carpet!!! Since then, we've learned that the majority of foreclosures go through cheap makeovers to make them look good. LOL We've learned a LOT!!!!
This is the before picture of our kitchen. It seemed okay until you opened the drawers and discovered that either the fronts fell off or the inside was so unstable it would barely hold any kind of silverware. We needed new cabinets for sure! Mr. U tried several methods the workers at Home Depot suggested and they'd work for a while, but in the end, the cabinets were ruined.
Thankfully, we had a little money from an inheritance and decided that the best investment we could make with it would be to add value to our home in the kitchen. YAY!! In May 2014 we were able to update and I am SO SOOO happy with the results!!!
Lighting- Pottery Barn
Cabinets- custom made through Home Depot