I will never forget my parent seeing our first home purchase, I'm pretty sure my mom cried after leaving and was thinking there's no way I could ever let them live there. For a short time the bathroom only held a toilet, and the shower was just a head sticking out of the wall in what is now our laundry room down in the basement. We learned a lot about how to fix plumbing, add a header to a wall, move duct work, and more. Most importantly, we learned how to work together as a married couple, growing in our relationship.
I wish I knew where I packed away our before pictures, but for right now they are no where to be found. For now enjoy the after pictures, the ones that show all our hard work completed and that show this house is for sale.
We hope to sell our house and relocate outside of the city where things are a bit slower (not that I think that is possible with three little ones under foot) where we can have a peaceful nights instead of frequent noises that come with living in a city - sirens, trains, cars roaring from the race track or just street racing, street sweepers working in the middle of the night to pick up leaves. We will miss our neighbors and our great neighborhood but are excited for the changes this brings.