It all started with our first house. We were so young. But my hubby's mother (my then boyfriend) told us that we shouldn't be wasting our money on renting. She helped us figure out how to buy our very first house. It was a small two bedroom townhouse. We stayed 4 years there.
In that time we did some minor changes. We painted (a few times...) and we put engineered flooring in our hallway. We had carpet put on our stairs and carpet installed in our basement. We also got married!!
My husband works for a custom kitchen company. So we ended up updating the kitchen too.
Then we started looking for another house. We kept seeing the value of our house rise and knew it would be a good time to cash in on that.
We spent three weeks working on the semi before we moved in. We ripped out all the floors and put laminate in. We ripped out the kitchen and had a new one installed. We had to take down A LOT of wallpaper and do A LOT of painting.
Slowly over the next three years we did other updates too. We put tile floors in our bathroom as well as a new vanity, lights and counters.
We gutted the basement bathroom and made it nice too.
We also had a sweet baby boy!
My husband worked in Stoney Creek and we lived in St. Catharines. The drive was getting longer. So we decided to re-locate to Grimsby.
We sold our house and bought our third house!
Sweet Abby was born.
So when in December 2011 we found a house and bought it. (yes, our fourth house)
The house we bought needed updating but we decided that it was the best choice for us and we would take it slow with this house.
We had a week to do some minor changes before we moved in.