Thursday, December 13, 2012

New Roof + Old Living Room

Our roof was looking REALLY rough but we weren't sure if it had actual hail damage. I called our insurance company and sure enough, we did have damage and we were approved for a new roof... which is awesome, since I think ours might have been around 20 years old.

Look at the before (yikes! very embarrassing to post this!):


Sooo bad.

But, here's the happy after!


The roofer recommended a multi-colored roof for our gray house and I like it! It gives it some interest.

It's just another step toward listing our house in the spring! We actually have some people coming to look at our house on Saturday... I guess they really want to buy in the neighborhood and their agent contacted the realtor we will list with in the spring, and we said "sure!" so they're coming by. Our house is definitely not ready to be shown based on all the stuff we still have here, but I bought the house when it was a disaster, so maybe they will too. :)

I want to do a post about the stages of our house - what it looked like when I bought it, when I went through my Pottery Barn stage, what it looks like now, and what it looks like when it's for sale. For now, here's a preview! This is a photo of the living room from the listing when I bought it:

Wow, right??? Loved the brick paneling that doesn't even match... It gives me hope that our house isn't as hopeless as it seems. :)

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  1. Oh, wow! Those wallpaper borders! You gave it an amazing facelift. :)

  2. Love the new roof ! - and here's to getting it under insurance. That rocks. Good luck on the house showing. We bought our house the same way. We had our agent ask the owners if they were ready to sell without their house even being on the market yet. And yes, when we looked at it, it was definitely not ready to show. But, I'm sure that yours is! Good luck!

  3. good luck with the listing! and the new roof looks great!

  4. Nice roof, man! My folks just got theirs done and it does make the house look 100% better. The multicolor shingles are really pretty on yours! Good luck with your potential buyers!

  5. great roof! pretty!
    whoa! that is a blast from the past! Your living room has seen a LOT of changes in the last few years. I look forward to a walk down memory lane.

  6. The texture of your multi-colored roof looks great! And a new roof is a huge selling point. Buyers are gonna LOVE it.

    We're planning to sell my place in 2013, and I'm pretty scared. I've never sold a piece of real estate, and I'm clueless. PLEASE post more about the staging process! *gulp*