Hi there! Conan and Katherine Fugit here! Wavin' at you from the wide open spaces of Kansas!
In April of 2009 we bought our first house in Wichita, Kansas.
It was actually the first house we looked at and we fell instantly in love with all of its 1917 charm. Beautiful staircase, amazing attic, no heat...you know, the usual stuff. We'll come back to that no heat part later. First, after a little cleaning, a little painting and a LOT of sod, we got married on July 18, 2009 in the backyard. It was absolutely perfect.
What followed that gorgeous July day would be the long and arduous and very, very chilly process of getting heat installed. Two furnaces (one in the attic, one in the basement) later and we're sitting pretty, addressing all of the other problems that come up when your house is closing in on 100 years.
Problems like dealing with fly-by-night contractors, replacing the roof and starting your first major interior room project: remodeling the bathroom.
We finished the bathroom (!) then came the Accidental Kitchen Remodel, followed by the start of our very own mobile photobooth business, Lamphouse Photo Co.
That brings us just about to the present. With the help of Katherine's parents, Connie and Dave, we're chipping away at the years of neglect and trying to return this house to its amazing roots. Hope you enjoy reading about our mistakes and our successes. And never forget to Keep Smiling!