Wow I can’t believe it happened but we’ve finally purchased our first home! When we first moved to San Jose our plan was to only stay for a couple of years and then move on to Austin. We even spent a weekend down there and checked out open houses. Pretty crazy what you can get for your money there!
Back to our new home…we finally bit the bullet and just went for it! The house is a great starter home. 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom at 1600 sq ft. It’s a cute little house with a bit of spanish flare. Before move in we worked on the house, the previous owners had a few interesting things set up in the house.
Before move in we, as in 98% Matt, we worked on –
1) Garage: They had built a laundry room in the garage so you couldn’t park in there. We took down that room and then need to put in some extra rafters to support storage in the top of the garage to house all my decorations
2) Family Room: In the 70’s they put in a conversation pit around their fireplace. They raised the floor and then dug in a hole for the pit. We had to pull up all the flooring, fill in the hole with dirt and concrete, grind down the concrete that was under to be smooth, patch in dry wall, lay new floor and put in a new sliding glass door. This one is a big project, we aren’t done yet but it’s been fun and really hard so far!
3) Outside: They had an old rotting wooden deck in the back. I took it out, BY MYSELF!! Woot woot, go me 🙂 So eventually we are going to put down a tile porch and build a pergola. It’s going to be very fun and relaxing place once we are done!
Can’t believe we did it! But we love our neighborhood and our house, even though it still needs some work. We are so excited to have our own home 🙂