Our New Fixer Upper Empty Home Tour!

December 20, 2021

Yes, you read that title correctly! 


If you haven't heard the news yet, my boyfriend and I bought a house together! A 1960's tri-level fixer-upper house!


Today, I'm sharing the empty house tour with all the room before shots!


Our New Fixer Upper Empty Home Tour!


Our New Fixer Upper Empty Home Tour!

If you've been following my blog for very long then you know that I have been working with my boyfriend to update his house.


We were doing that in preparation for me moving in with him although I hadn't mentioned that yet 😌


His house is bigger than mine and in a better part of town but my house, although smaller, has more storage and parking space. So, we had talked about keeping our eyes open for houses on the market that would suit us better.


So I signed up for Zillow alerts and one Saturday morning I received an alert for a couple of houses that looked interesting so we decided to go for a drive and check them out.


The first house was just meh... but this one looked interesting... and it was vacant so we peeked in the windows. It looked even more interesting so we decided to call the realtor listed on the sign and what do you know... he could meet us there in about 20 minutes!


We talked about it later... for about 5 minutes and decided to call him back and make an offer 😁


This man... he's on my wavelength... spontaneous just like me.


Fast forward less than 30 days later and we are homeowners together!


I created a video of the empty house tour for your viewing pleasure.


I'm including a few pictures here, but the video goes through the whole house so be sure to check it out.


This is the living room as soon as you walk in the front door.

Our New Fixer Upper Empty Home Tour!

Check out that fireplace 😍

Our New Fixer Upper Empty Home Tour!

Here is the dining room that then leads into the kitchen.


The rooms look pretty spacious in these pictures but they are actually pretty small.

Our New Fixer Upper Empty Home Tour!

This is the split staircase.

Our New Fixer Upper Empty Home Tour!

The tiny galley kitchen. We have some cool plans for this space!!

Our New Fixer Upper Empty Home Tour!

The upstairs bathroom.

Our New Fixer Upper Empty Home Tour!

Downstairs laundry room.

Our New Fixer Upper Empty Home Tour!

The basement will become a living room/man cave.

Our New Fixer Upper Empty Home Tour!

It has a nice, big garage.

Our New Fixer Upper Empty Home Tour!

And the piece de resistance... the pool!!


Of course, it's winter right now so it doesn't look like this now, this is one of the listing pictures.

Our New Fixer Upper Empty Home Tour!

I have some more good news too... I asked my boyfriend how he feels about being in the videos I will be creating as we fix up this home and he says he doesn't mind!


So, you'll be seeing him here now too, his name is Tobin 😊


And some bad news... for us anyway...


The people who lived here before smoked... inside... πŸ˜–


So, we've got out work cut out for us. You'll see in the video... or you already have if you've watched that already.


So, get ready for some sweet content. We will be fixing up this whole house with lots of DIY and sweat equity!!




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  1. Congratulations! I can't wait to see what you do with the place, Tania. What fun!

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  2. Congratulations Tania! I'm looking forward to seeing how you two make this a home. Exciting and busy times ahead.

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  3. Oooo--nice house and with a good-sized lot (something you can't find with a new build). And, a pool!! This is a great blank slate--well, except for the smokers part. I'm like you, I like a smaller kitchen. If I'm cooking, I don't want to have to walk a mile just to do things. I bought my first house in the 1960s, so I'm very familiar with this style of house. We just didn't have as much stuff as people do nowadays. People want their lives to be simpler, but they won't give up all their gadgets and single-use appliances. You did a good job on your video, and I enjoyed it. I'm really looking forward to seeing all you do.

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    1. Thank you Vikki, simpler would be better but it's so hard to give up stuff! haha!

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  4. Me too! I can't wait to see what you and Tobin do with your new home! You inspire me with everything you do and I want to be just like you when I grow up and stop procrastinating lol!

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  5. I think you have a gem here that just needs work. The paneling in the family room downstairs will retain the smoke smell so just remove it now. And have you considered using Kilz or one of those to base coat everything and kill that smoke stink? And a wood burning stove adds to the smell. Painting the woodwork is best because it has absorbed all that smoke for all those years. Will be fun to watch your progress.

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    1. We bought some high-quality paint with stain blocker in it and so far it's working great! We had the ducts all cleaned and deodorized and we scrubbed all the walls with vinegar/water mix. It already smells 100 times better and the painting is helping. We haven't even really tackled anything in the basement yet except removing that nasty carpet and will consider removing the paneling for sure :o)

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  6. Congrats on the new home! Go to the dollar tree and buy yourself some Totally Awesome. It’s a cleaning product that will take all the nicotine from the walls and the smell.

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    1. Thanks for that tip, I will check that stuff out!!

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    2. It seriously works and even the smell goes away! Easy to use and you will see the nicotine melting off!

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  7. Your new house is so cute Tania! Too bad about the smoke smell, but it sounds like you've got that under control. It was fun to walk through it with you, and I'm looking forward to seeing all your great ideas for it come to life. Congrats!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, we've got the smoke smell all eradicated and things are looking up for sure!

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