Our Biggest Mess: Floor Plans

Let’s start here.We bought our current home in September 2011 and started renovating right away. I have lots of pictures but a floor plan makes the pictures so much easier to understand. Don’t judge; these floorplans were made on the Paintbrush program. I don’t know how to do anything fancier, so Paintbrush it is. They aren’t to scale, but they are close. I hope this helps you get a better understanding of where we started, where we are now, and where we hope to be soon! Feel free to ask any questions if you need clarification.
You can click on each picture to get a larger view!
Upstairs Floor Plan at time of purchase:

Basement Floor Plan at time of purchase:
The Goal-
Upstairs Remodel Plans:
Basement Remodel Plans:
The Current Living Situation:
The layout of the house is obviously strange!  The house was built in 1925 and we are the third owners.  Around 10 years after the house was built a man named Hoover bought the place and most of the oddities we attribute to him.  The bonus room, downstairs bedrooms, and the area that will be the laundry room were all added by him. We hear he was “quite a character” and his building style is no different.  When we discover a new strange thing you’ll hear us say, “Oh Hoover!”.
Why buy such a strange house?  The price of course! No one else wants a weird house, so we snatched it up with a dream in mind!

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this is so exciting and FANCY floor plans girl!

so exciting!!! Love seeing the floorplans!!! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

I am not jealous of what a mess you’re in but I love what plans you have in mind!! Thanks for the update.

i like what you are doing with it!

I want to see it all!

Bless This Mess - About Me

I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.