Yay wood panelling and gross wallpaper! Our house was like ALL wood panelled when we moved in. Looks good though! I hope you guys enjoy it
Thanks! It's currently not much to look at, but there is plenty of space and we like the layout. We're thinking of maybe putting up some drywall, but we're not entirely sure. At the very least, we want to do something with our son's room so he can have his walls painted like they are here (we were working on a jungle/ocean/space theme) and so we can put up those big vinyl wall stickers. He's got some really cool ones that fit in with his room themes, but there's no way to make them stick to the wood paneling because of the grooves.
I am extremely jealous of that breakfast bar zombietoast wood panelling sucks of course, but it isn't the end of the world (or at least that is what I'm telling myself until ours is finally removed ). Cool of you to share pictures
I didn't think much of the breakfast bar at first, but it will be very handy when we have parties. It's in the same area as the wet bar, so it should be a great conversation area. I was thinking of perhaps putting our ping pong table there, but I might just stick it in the garage. We have a lot to sort out in the next month or two!
As for the wood paneling, it's actually not so bad for the most part. I lived with it for years at my old house and I never had any issues with it. But I think it might look funny with a lot of the nerdy stuff I plan on putting up in the bar area. And more importantly, as I mentioned to Wiggy, it makes it more difficult to decorate my son's room, especially considering we want to turn one of the walls into a giant magnet/chalkboard with a customizable marble run. I think we can still technically do that, but it won't be as easy.
Gotta love the 70's!
When we went house hunting last year we saw a lot of homes like that. Among some of the homes we were looking at a lot of homes were built in the 60's and 70's.
What APR did you get ZombieToast? I've been seeing that they are climbing now, we got lucky and locked in a 3.25% last year.
Ha ha, yup, straight out of the 70's. 1978 to be exact. This thing is well-built, however, so it's already a huge step up from our 1927 house. Heh. I don't remember the exact percentage, but our APR is right around 4.5% for a 30-year loan. It could certainly be worse. The real estate there (Lake Isabella) is super cheap, so the interest is still fairly low. And we plan on paying it off well before 30 years; after our down payment, we owe less than $60,000 on the place.