This post is sponsored by Elkay, but all opinions are my own.
I know. It’s been forever since I have talked about our fixer upper Waco home. The first few months of a major home remodel aren’t really that exciting. And pictures don’t show much. I promise. But that has all changed. I have so much to share about My 100 year old Texas home. Including this rendering! This is what it is going to look like. How awesome is that?
This is what the home looked like when we bought it.
For those of you that aren’t aware of my latest project, we bought this home in August. It is located in Waco, TX. and it is about a mile from the Magnolia Silos. It is a two-bedroom, one bath home on about half an acre. We are not moving. The home is an investment project and when it is done we will be offering it as a short-term rental, like an Airbnb.
We have some pretty exciting plans for the house. We are adding a master suite and bathroom on to the back of the home and a wrap-around porch. It took a long time to get the floor plan just right. Fortunately, my sister-in-law is skilled at this and she did the plans and renderings. It was so great to work with someone who knew all the particulars, such as how much space you need for hallways, doorways, etc. This step is so important and a floor plan on the back of a napkin isn’t the best way to show your contractor what to do. (If you have a need for this service then let me know and I will send you her contact info.)
The house is now three-bedroom, two baths with an open floor plan including the living and dining areas as well as the kitchen. It has two good sized bathrooms, pantry, and laundry. I am using vintage furniture pieces for the pantry, kitchen island, and coat closet. (You know how much I love to shop flea markets!) I hired a wonderful contractor who actually worked on the Fixer Upper show for two seasons.
Renderings and Floor Plans
This is the back of the house with the master bedroom addition.
I do think we have thought of everything and I am so excited. I would love your thoughts!
Before I share some of the progress photos, I wanted to share our very first delivery of a fabulous item for our Waco home! Can you guess what it is?
It’s a Fireclay Farmhouse sink and gorgeous faucet from Elkay. The sink is the Elkay Fireclay 33″ x 19-15/16″ x 10-1/8″, Equal Double Bowl Farmhouse Sink. I am so excited about this sink and I can’t wait to see it in our kitchen! It fits the style and will be so much fun to use.
This is a closer view of the faucet. It has the pull-down spray. Isn’t it fabulous?
I can’t wait to show you a photo of the finished kitchen with this gorgeous Elkay sink and faucet installed!
When we bought the home, this is what the inside looked like. The walls were painted a light green. The house was in pretty bad shape. The foundation was in disrepair, rat droppings were everywhere and it smelled really bad. But there was good news. The ceilings were 10 1/2′ tall and the wood floors were salvageable. The best feature of the entire property is the gigantic oak tree on the left side of the house. We are adding a wrap around porch that will focus on the tree.
The first step was to demo the plaster. I so hoped that we would find shiplap underneath. And we did! We found it not only on the walls but also on the ceiling.
This photo is of the back of the home. Don’t ask me why the back door had a huge hole in it. I do not want to know what kind of animal caused that hole. Oh heavens.
Here are more photos after the plaster walls were removed. This is the front bedroom on the right side of the home.
Here is my kitchen where the fabulous Elkay sink and faucet will be installed.
This is the second bedroom and part of the laundry room. the master bedroom is the addition that goes behind this wall.
After the plaster and some of the interior walls were removed, we started work on the foundation. It’s not glamorous, but it’s very important. It’s all permitted and passed the inspections.
This week we are starting work on the foundation for the master bedroom and bath addition.
I am beyond thrilled with the progress we have made so far. And I am really excited about our wrap around porch. What do you think?