If you follow me on Instagram then you’re probably aware that we’re in the middle of renovating our new home. I started this blog years ago when we bought our very first home as a way to document all of the DIY projects and updating we were going to do with the house. About 6 years later I still want to document our new home transformation, but not so much on the DIY stuff. I’m leaving this entire renovation to the professionals and just taking on the design responsibility.
This will be a mammoth post, so grab a cup of coffee and follow along.
A little backstory to the new house: my grandparent’s built this house in 1979 and it stayed just the way my grandmother designed it until now. My grandparents are now both deceased and the thought of this house not being in my family anymore saddened me. There are so many memories held in this home, and beyond that, it’s a great property near downtown Duluth with 2 acres of land and mature landscaping. We’ve wanted some more land than a typical neighborhood offers and we couldn’t pass up on this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Here’s what the house looked like as it was being built in 1978/1979.