So, take a moment and let your eyes recover from the visual assault! Do you see the same potential that we did? I really, really hope so, because demo started today!
Our immediate Phase 1 Game Plan:
(1) Remove Laminate Floors on First Floor and Install Hardwood
(2) Paint Paint Paint, like, everything.
(3) Remove Cabinet Overhang above Kitchen Island, Install Pendants
(4) Replace Stair Runner Carpet
(5) Add Overhead Lighting Where Needed
(6) Remove Fluorescent Overhead Lighting in Kitchen!
Of course you know me, I have a nice big running wish list of everything single thing I'd like to do to make the house really gorgeous. But the above will be good enough to get us moved in, and then we can delve into Phase 2 if/when we can.
As far as I'm concerned, we are not. moving. again. Until it's time to downsize/retire! So we have just a little bit of time to get all of these projects done. I'm going to have to practice patience though... not one of my best suits!
I can't wait to take you along on the wild ride of fixing up Casa Saccullo! And truly, it's really not a "fixer". Besides it being dated and needing an aesthetic "face-lift", it's clean and in good shape. Apparently structurally sound (ahhh, I'm just bracing for that first earthquake!). So, like I said. All in all, we really lucked out.
Designing for myself is truly the hardest job, so I may be bouncing some ideas off of you in the next few weeks/years, okay? Okay great. I need to hire a decorator! :-) Would love to hear from you in the comments below! Suggestions? It's helpful to have a fresh pair of eyes looking, since we've been staring at these pictures (and at the house in person) for a few months now!
Ok, more soon!