I am SOOOOO excited to finally get to announce the details of our new fixer upper! In case you missed it, this is why we decided we wanted to move even though we just finished renovating our current townhome in the heart of Houston.
We actually didn’t anticipate finding a house that we loved so quickly, but when you obsess over the thrill of watching real estate listings, it becomes a slippery slope. We visited a TON of different neighborhoods just outside of Houston before zoning in on which areas we loved the most. The house we landed on is in the Champions area, and we love the feel of the lakefront property. You’d never know you were only 30 minutes from downtown!
I plan to give you all a full breakdown on plans, costs, how we went about financing, and the whole hoorah. For today, I’m sticking with sharing the before photos and introducing you to our contracting team, Genesis CP.
If I learned nothing else from our last renovation, it’s that I want NOTHING to do with the day-to-day project management of different teams. In order to work around not being able to get a contractor after hurricane Harvey, we ended up hiring a plumber here, a flooring and tile guy there, and I tried to make them all sync while also 8 months pregnant. #traumatized
So this time around, we interviewed several teams before deciding to go with Genesis, and I can say with the utmost confidence that they’re the most genuine, go-getters in the construction business. Sadly, they’re actually ahead of me on the timeline, so that should say everything!
We’ve been doing demo for the last few weeks and have already run into some major unexpected problems with the house that the inspector didn’t catch (our IG stories fam already heard some of that saga!), but I’ll get into that a bit later.
For now, you can watch the walkthrough video that Frank Anthony put together for us below, and click on the image at the bottom of the post to see the full house tour gallery with captions that explain our initial ideas…
Be sure to comment below if you have any layout ideas as you click through the gallery, we’re all ears! Check back soon for more updates!