After many months of prayer and searching, the Hathorns finally found a place to call home in Alabama. It was not the move-in-ready, cute-little-cottage that was on the list; however, the deal was too good to pass up and the location was absolutely perfect.
The ideal location and gorgeous views will make all of the work ahead of us totally worth it. A big fixer upper? Yes. Do the Hathorns accept the challenge? Yes! Now, it is time to get this reno party started *wink*
After months of house hunting and countless hours of looking on the internet, we decided our ideal, move-in-ready house did not exist. We would either have to build (which really wasn’t an option) or buy a house in need of some love (which is really code for lots of renovation).
So off we went to an open house that would change everything.
We accepted the challenge of restoring this home to its former glory. There was no doubt it was once the jewel of the neighborhood. The bones of it are strong, the views undeniable, and the potential ever so glorious.
Lots and lots of leaves had to be raked and bagged. Seriously, lots. Around 100 contractor-sized bags. Honestly, we lost count! **p.s. that number does not even include the leaves Stan blew to the curb.**
Stan, Abby, and I did all of the demo work ourselves, and we are planning on doing most of the renovations ourselves. I do believe we accepted the challenge *wink* I also believe we are going to need lots of coffee!!
It has been 78 days since we accepted this challenge. There are many more days–more like months to go before the mission will be completed. We have accomplished many projects since day one, and I will be sharing some of them with all of you in future posts.
I want to say a big thanks to Joyce Tippen of Re/Max Marketplace, Trussville for being such a caring and patient agent! We also enjoyed meeting Bonnie Hicks (Re-Max) at the open house. Those ladies do an awesome job. If you are in the Trussville/Birmingham area or looking to relocate to this area, check out Re/Max Marketplace at www.trussvillemarketplace.com and give Joyce or Bonnie a call!