Dana Starts Over from Scratch

Dana Starts Over from Scratch

Jason Loper
May 9, 2011

One of my absolute favorite house tours, Dana's DIY Modern Casual Home, will soon be no more. Dana and her husband have decided to start over from scratch, rebuilding an older house that they purchased at a bargain price. The couple will soon say goodbye to this adorably customized house and embark on rehabbing a very rough gem ...

It's a bit shocking isn't it? When I first saw the photos of what Dana affectionately calls "the underdog house" on her blog, House*Tweaking, I audibly gasped. Oh lady, I muttered at my computer, you must be mad! To say that Dana and her handy hubby have a lot of work ahead of them is an understatement! But you know what? If anyone can make this house over, it's these two! One need only look back at the house tour of their brilliantly customized builder-grade home for proof.

Besides, I love the reason Dana and Steve are taking on this huge project. Facing a desire for a career change, and wanting to reduce their house payment in the hope of being mortgage-free within five years, the couple are taking this plunge with a big picture in mind. It will mean a little short term pain as they rehab this very neglected, aged house but in the end, when they're living debt free, they'll be able to look back at the "before" photos with a smile.

Luckily, for those of us who would never have the nerve to take on such a huge project, we can follow along on Dana's blog.To see the rest of the photos of Dana's new fixer upper, check out the post: House*Tweaking: The Underdog Before House Tour.

Images: House*Tweaking

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