2018 is off to a lovely start with a feature of our home in HGTV. Yep, that’s right HGTV! I’ve been watching the channel religiously since 2003, when we started looking for our first house in LA. Through the shows, we used to go on virtual house tours and it helped make the process of first time home buying seem less daunting.
For those of you who have followed Relocated Living since the beginning, you know that our house in the Bay Area was a labor of love. For those of you just joining in from HGTV, welcome I hope you’ll follow along as I have more projects in store.
To give you more back story on our house, it was 2012, we had just moved up to the Bay Area. We were renting, paying a mortgage on the new house AND remodeling the new house from the studs up. We stretched our budget as far as it would go. HGTV really captured how I managed to maximize the style of the house, while keeping costs of the furnishings low, since all our money was going INTO the walls.
You can see the full house tour below.
If you look at some of the my early construction posts, you’ll see what the house used to look like. It needed everything! What’s great about the HGTV tour is that they show you some of the rooms I never got around to featuring on the blog in a Before & After.
I love design and would much rather spend my money on the pretty stuff, but the truth is that shoddy construction will come and bite you in the end. Very few of the pieces we had in our old home in LA worked in our current house, so I had to get creative and resourceful when furnishing 3,300 sq ft, and my Vintage Finds were a big part of achieving style on a budget, while injecting soul into what was essentially new construction. Hope you enjoy. We certainly like living here!