Fixing up a fixer-upper Eichler

This blog was created to document both the joys and frustrations of living in a 1960s Eichler home. We moved into our family’s first home in December 2014 and have been working on it a little bit at a time. It wasn’t a true fixer-upper but there were definitely some things we wanted to improve. Some of it was DIYed and some needed the help of an experienced contractor or a very handy (and kind!) relative. Here’s a little bit of what we’ve done so far.

  • Ripped out the old carpet and replaced with hardwood
  • Painted some of the walls white
  • Refinished the bathtub and shower
  • Replaced plastic switchplates with metal ones
  • Replaced some light fixtures and ceiling fans
  • Ripped out moldy drapes and replaced with blinds
  • Repaired an old fence
  • Fix the back deck

That’s all folks! One project at a time.



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