First Home Tour

final home tour exterior

Our first home was located in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.  We lived here from August 2012 to June 2020.

I’d describe my style as black and white, bold and bright: all our furniture is either black or white, and I like to bring lots of colour in through our bold and bright walls!  Other than the panelling/millwork, the ceilings and the closets, you won’t find a white wall in our entire house.

Split-Level House Layout

This was a 1970s standard side-split, with around 1200 sq/ft on the main and upper levels.  The basement was another 400 sq/ft, with an additional open crawlspace below that.

>> See the first video tour here <<

>> See the Final Video Tour here <<

home layout

House Tour Main Level


kitchen before after

More Photos: DIY Kitchen Reveal

Living/Dining Room

living before after

More Photos: Updated Living Room Tour

House Tour Upper Level

The Main Bathroom

bathroom before after

More Photos: DIY Bathroom Renovation After // DIY Bathroom Renovation Before

Master Bedroom

master before after

More Photos: Summer Home Tour // Master Bedroom Tour (Original)

The Teal Room (Originally the Pink Room)

teal room before after

More Photos: Dark Teal Nursery Reveal // Simple Guest Bedroom // The Pink Room (Original)

The Yellow Room (Originally The Blue Room)

current home page tour nursery

More Photos: The Blue Room (Original) // Neutral Nursery // Not-So-Neutral Nursery (current)

Basement Level Tour

Basement Half-Bathroom

basement bath before after

More Photos: Basement Half-Bathroom Reveal (We added this room from scratch as part of the 2016 Spring One Room Challenge)

Basement Living Room

basement before after
basement living before after

More Photos: Basement Family Room // Country Basement Tour (Original)

Also in the Basement: Unfinished Laundry Room // Crawlspace


Front Yard

front yard before after

More Photos: DIY Concrete Walkway // Front Walkway Plans

Front/Side Yard

sideyard before after

More Photos: Side Yard Landscaping


back deck before after

More Photos: Backyard Work Completed in 2015 // Plans for the Back Deck


garage before after

More Photos: Garage Makeover Reveal // Organizing the Garage  (Original)

Hope you liked seeing all our transformations!