Whenever I come across a nice house like this that simply needs a little love (and updating), I start fantasizing about how I’d make it beautiful again. I thought that this one, described as a “Center-Hall Colonial,” would be perfect for our popular 5-Changes Game.
If you’ve never played before, it’s simple. Take a look at this house and then tell us: If you could make only 5 changes, what would they be?
The house was built in the 1920s. It was on the market in Ohio for $412,000 but recently sold.
All of the windows in the dining room make it a sunny spot in the house. I’m happy to see the hardwood floors in here, too:
There are 5 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The house has a 2-car garage and a big backyard.
The kitchen was updated at some point. Unfortunately, it doesn’t really suit the style of the rest of the house:
This bathroom has been updated, too. (I’m actually squinting at this photo, the walls are so bright!)
I’d love to have a covered side porch–and to see this one prettied up. I grew up in a neighborhood of older homes where they were common:
I think this house could look great with a little updating, don’t you? What 5 changes do you think would make the biggest difference?
UPDATE: Some of my readers gave this house some curb appeal. See what it looks like with shutters and new landscaping here.