Wednesday, April 2, 2014

House for Sale - Yay

We (ok, mostly my wife) hit a major milestone yesterday.  We got the first house on the market.  When my wife inherited her fathers house, it had the original 1959 kitchen and bathrooms.  Old oak cabinets, burnt orange Formica counter tops, and no dishwasher. Brown, blue, and red shag carpets, ugly yellow linoleum and even a popcorn ceiling with glitter in it in the great room.  The house was a sight to behold.

Despite troubles with two different handymen, the update of the house is finally complete.  My wife picked out all of the colors and we did some of the work ourselves as well.  I may be a bit biased, but I think she did an absolutely awesome job.  I have no doubt that the house will sell quickly and make someone a very nice home.  What do you think?

Front Elevation
Entry and Great Room
New Kitchen
Main Bath
Main Bath Vanity
2nd Bath Shower
If you happen to know someone that is looking to downsize or looking for a nice starter home in the north Denver metro area, this 850 square foot home plus full basement might be a good option.  New kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and granite, new bathrooms, new carpet, contemporary refinished wood floors and paint, new energy efficient windows, heat and AC, detached over-sized 2 car garage.  I think it really is move-in ready.

And I think my wife should be very proud of the work she has done here.  Hopefully it will help it sell to someone that can appreciate all the work put into it.


  1. Awesome! This is a great step forward towards getting everyone on the boat and the boat off the dock.

    I hope is sells quickly!

    Good luck,


    1. Thanks Jesse. It is definitely a step in the right direction. Given the initial response to the MLS listing after just a few hours, we have high hopes it will sell quickly. Lower end houses seem to be a pretty hot market in the Denver area right now.

      Now if we can only have the same luck with our actual house. Hopefully, other than cleaning it out and cleaning it up, we won't have as much work to do on it before getting it on the market.