The Happy Crazy House

remodeling and other family adventures

Our Montana House is a Raised Ranch – Split Entry – Split Level…..what is this crazy house of mine.  There are a heck of a lot of this style out there….but no love for them.  I can see why there is such little love for the split entry – usually not so appealing on the outside, a set of stairs in your face when you open the door, everything is very boxy, etc, etc.

This style of house was not our first choice – not by a long shot – Our tiny first house had a closing date set so Dave and I were on the hunt for a new home.  I had no intention of going outside of my target area or target style of house…..but I drove by this house during the week and then Dave and I went to the open house the next weekend.  We walked in and were not awed until we came into the kitchen and saw the stove.  Yes – we bought this house because of the stove….and the yard….and the hot tub.  The house was empty so we could close in under a month.  Perfect.  Done Deal.

But then came the inevitable itch to change things.  On the House Tour you can see what the house looked like when we bought it (in grainy photos…but still).

Enjoy.

EXTERIOR Before:

Front

North Side (back of house)09/2013 – After a large storm came through

storm 06/2014:

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September 2016:

the happy crazy house exterior

October 2016:

the happy crazy house front walkway

Current:

At dusk

At dusk

ENTRY Before:

In Progress:

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September 2016

the happy crazy house living room entry way

LIVING ROOM Before:

In Progress:

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September 2016:

the happy crazy house living room entry way

KITCHEN and DINING Before:

Kitchen 1

 

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June 2014:

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September 2016:

teh happy crazy house white kitchen

 

 

Fireplace and dining roomIn Progress:

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Current:

the happy crazy house dining room

MASTER BEDROOM

In Progress

the happy crazy house master bedroom

September 2016

the happy crazy house master bedroom with map

the happy crazy hosue white bedroom ikea

GUEST BATHROOM

Before:

2014

Current

I love the Hague Blue that we choose for the bathroom.  Depending on the time of day – the color really changes.  So cool!

LIBRARY

In Progress – Messy!       iphone pic….sorry

THE HAPPY CRAZY HOUSE LIBRARY MESS

September 2016:

the happy crazy house library

JANE”S ROOM

December 2014

the happy crazy house

the happy crazy house closet

Current

the happy crazy house gold dot shabby chic little girl bedroom

 

JULES’ ROOM

In Progress

Current:

the happy crazy house little girls room

the happy crazy house Jules young girls room shabby chic floral

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BASEMENT BATHROOM

FAIL!!!!!  I do not have a single photo of what this room looked like when we moved in!

This is the first one I could find – after we moved the washer and dryer to the back wall, installed a toilet and shower.

2016 and 2017 work

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texture and paint

the happy crazy house basement bathroom

tile work

Current:

FAMILY ROOM

Realtor photo – sorry

moving stuff around

the happy crazy house basement

and moving stuff around again…….

the happy crazy house basement

 

the happy crazy house basement

maybe???

 

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