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Firefighter3244 04-28-2011 06:28 PM

Proud 1st time HomeOwner! Project Thread!
 
Hey guys, So I just closed on my first home yesterday!

I'm so excited, I've been surfing this forum for awhile now and I'm glad I can finally make my own project thread! There are def going to be many projects for years to come!

Here are the details! Stay tuned, I'm sitting in an airport waiting for my plane so I thought perfect time to make this thread.

Details on Home:

1938
2,600 Sq Ft Main floor - Not Included are Full unfinished Basement and Unfinished Attic
7/10th's of an Acre
3Bed, 2Full bath
9 Total Rooms
10ft Ceilings
OG Refinished HardWood ThroughOut
2 Full WoodBurning Fireplaces
Paved Drive
2Car Carport
Historic Downtown Columbia, TN

Home is 1.2 Miles from work, I'll be Bicycling round trip

I did have an hour or so after closing before I had to leave and I was able to do a few things.

I began ripping off the Ivy from everywhere, and cut up the Bushes from infront of the porch and trimmed up two trees on the side of the house.

I also Sprayed some "Bush Killer" on the rest of the Ivy and flower beds that I wasn't able to get to. I'm hoping it will aid when I get back in removing the rest of the ivy and everything from the brick/yard. So we'll see.

I'll have pictures uploaded tonight!


Pictures from a month ago, so the outsides a lil cleaned up


Front/right side

http://www.periutphotography.com/pho...2_LTwou-XL.jpg

rossfingal 04-28-2011 06:41 PM

Congrats on your house!! :)
Remember - it's not a job - it's an endeavor of love!
(Home is where the heart is!)
Good luck!

rossfingal

Blondesense 04-28-2011 08:02 PM

How exciting!

Welcome!

Jim F 04-28-2011 08:26 PM

Nice to see you finally took the plunge. Is it one of the ones you posted about previously?

shumakerscott 04-28-2011 10:22 PM

Bring on the pictures:thumbup:. dorf dude...

mickey cassiba 04-28-2011 10:30 PM

That's pretty country there...Congratulations.

Lisa C 04-28-2011 10:43 PM

Sounds excellent! Where are the pictures?
Congrats on your new home!

gma2rjc 04-28-2011 10:48 PM

Congratulations!! I like your enthusiasm. Your new neighbors will be glad to have someone living there who will be making the yard look nice.

Firefighter3244 04-29-2011 01:25 AM

Intr pics

Main Living Room
http://www.periutphotography.com/Oth...10_aHB2g-L.jpg
http://www.periutphotography.com/Oth...47_YqnKo-L.jpg

Dining Room
http://www.periutphotography.com/Oth...73_GzEoi-L.jpg
http://www.periutphotography.com/Oth...66_FVfZ9-L.jpg

Firefighter3244 04-29-2011 01:25 AM

Second Living Room. ( Remember, back in the 30's homes had formal and non-formal rooms)
http://www.periutphotography.com/Oth...08_SpbMV-L.jpg
http://www.periutphotography.com/Oth...20_V6Y6o-L.jpg

um... Idk Non-Formal Dining room.... lol.
http://www.periutphotography.com/Oth...32_yiGfQ-L.jpg

Laundry Room: OG sink with updated plumbing/fixtures, Coral Blue Granite Counter top and window slab
http://www.periutphotography.com/Oth...8_8UsWQ-XL.jpg
http://www.periutphotography.com/Oth...45_hCfLf-L.jpg
http://www.periutphotography.com/Oth...75_6Fu6t-L.jpg
http://www.periutphotography.com/Oth...2_oVjpA-XL.jpg


Kitchen:
http://www.periutphotography.com/Oth...9_wC9Zp-XL.jpg

Firefighter3244 04-29-2011 01:26 AM

Bathroom #2 (Top opening glass goes to Laundry room)
http://www.periutphotography.com/Oth...3_KhyFw-XL.jpg
http://www.periutphotography.com/Oth...7_3HNrE-XL.jpg

Bathroom #1 (Next to kitchen, Shower/toilet behind the door)
http://www.periutphotography.com/Oth...2_wzEPX-XL.jpg

Hallway #2
http://www.periutphotography.com/Oth...9_ugS8d-XL.jpg

Bedroom
http://www.periutphotography.com/Oth...85_qQVqZ-L.jpg

Bedroom
http://www.periutphotography.com/Oth...50_Ft4nG-L.jpg

And third Bedroom
http://www.periutphotography.com/Oth...44_q26Ub-L.jpg

And Part of the basement
http://www.periutphotography.com/Oth...21_zKSmT-L.jpg

No pics of attic yet. It's def a good 600 sq ft. though. Unfinished.... Hmmm.... Theater room!

cgoll 04-29-2011 10:14 AM

Wow! Very nice and unique home. Best of luck.

That basement picture brought back a flood of memories of my grandparent's basement that used to terrify me when I was 6 or 7 years old!

Allspirited 04-29-2011 10:37 AM

Wow~ nice house! Marry me?!! Lol~ joking. Happy for you!
 
:thumbsup:
Quote:

Originally Posted by Firefighter3244 (Post 638542)
Hey guys, So I just closed on my first home yesterday!

I'm so excited, I've been surfing this forum for awhile now and I'm glad I can finally make my own project thread! There are def going to be many projects for years to come!

Here are the details! Stay tuned, I'm sitting in an airport waiting for my plane so I thought perfect time to make this thread.

Details on Home:

1938
2,600 Sq Ft Main floor - Not Included are Full unfinished Basement and Unfinished Attic
7/10th's of an Acre
3Bed, 2Full bath
9 Total Rooms
10ft Ceilings
OG Refinished HardWood ThroughOut
2 Full WoodBurning Fireplaces
Paved Drive
2Car Carport
Historic Downtown Columbia, TN

Home is 1.2 Miles from work, I'll be Bicycling round trip

I did have an hour or so after closing before I had to leave and I was able to do a few things.

I began ripping off the Ivy from everywhere, and cut up the Bushes from infront of the porch and trimmed up two trees on the side of the house.

I also Sprayed some "Bush Killer" on the rest of the Ivy and flower beds that I wasn't able to get to. I'm hoping it will aid when I get back in removing the rest of the ivy and everything from the brick/yard. So we'll see.

I'll have pictures uploaded tonight!


Pictures from a month ago, so the outsides a lil cleaned up


Front/right side

http://www.periutphotography.com/pho...2_LTwou-XL.jpg


Ironlight 04-30-2011 07:05 AM

That's not a living room, that's a ballroom. :eek:

House looks to be in great shape overall with a lot of original details. Should be huge fun to work on. :)

Regarding the outside, the best piece of advice I ever received before we moved into our first house was to not touch any of the plantings or do any landscaping until you have been there a year. The reason is that every season brings a new experience in the home with new plants coming up. If you plow ahead and make changes you may well remove/destroy a very lovely aspect of the house that you're not even aware of, or even create a problem that you could have avoided.

Firefighter3244 05-03-2011 02:37 AM

Thanks guys,
Yeah I'm not touching all of it. But def no choice, Ivy has go to go as well as trimming up other things. And Def some things that have to be removed.

Just got back in town, I flew out the day after closing. So hoping to make some progress soon.


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