Our house was move-in ready, but there were a few things we wanted to do right away.
One was to improve the approach and the appearance of the front of the house. We had a landscape designer figure out a better way for guests to get to the front door and we made a few cosmetic changes to the entryway.
We also wanted to remodel the kitchen. We worked with a designer and installers to completely change the kitchen and make modest changes to the laundry room.
Laundry room before and after (with the old kitchen cabinets):
We’ve done lots of work around the yard, too. Ted put in raised beds and we did a lot of weeding and planting (much of which we won’t see until spring). We also created a nice place for birds and are frequented by wrens, quail, and hummingbirds.
Before and during:
We also made a change in RVs! We got rid of the fiver, which was great for full-timing, and got a Class B motorhome, which is great for smaller trips. This will also allow us to get rid of the big truck that hauled the fiver.
Out with the old, in with the new:
And since we’re talking about change, Abbey had a transformation:
The rest of the house has settled down…
…and we’re ready for visitors (hint hint).