Terrace Before & After – Fire pictures

 I’m not sure if you’ve ever seen a house after a fire has ripped through it.
I’m really not sure you’d ever want to.

I apologize for what I’m about to share in advance, but in order to move ahead, I have to pay respect to what we lost. After the fire, I refused to go into the house. The “after” pictures I’m sharing were taken by my dad and my mother-in-law. Some of them are pretty blurry, but the destruction is crystal clear. I’m grateful they took them. It helped give me the courage I needed to see it for myself. 

I shared these on my personal Facebook page shortly after the fire, but it’s completely shocking to see them even now.
Here are the before and after pictures of most of the main rooms in our house:

Kitchen BEFORE:

Our kitchen was a room that I didn’t take a lot of pride in. We replaced the cabinets and countertops after we got married, but could never really make it what we wanted. It was always too small for our needs.

Kitchen AFTER:  

Dining & Living BEFORE: 

The dining and living rooms were my favorite rooms in the house. Although space was limited, our furniture and decor were really warm and inviting. These rooms reflected us the best.

  Dining & Living AFTER:

  Bedrooms BEFORE:


 We had just re-done our daughter Alivia’s bedroom. She switched bedrooms with her little brother, and got a real bed. We loved the pink and gray color scheme.
Our bedroom {below} was still waiting on an upholstered headboard that we bought the materials to make a year before. Along with the hideous ceiling, our walls left me cringing with their imperfections daily.

Bedrooms AFTER:

Bathroom BEFORE:

Bathroom AFTER:

Nothing can minimize the eight years we spent in our Terrace home.. Our first home as a married couple. It was the home we brought our babies home to. We lived there, loved there, fought there, laughed there, cried there, and had countless parties and dinners with our family and friends. The memories we have of that house will be forever in our hearts.

In the end, we know that God will bring beauty from the ashes. We look forward to spending many, many years making memories in our new home. 
Goodbye, Terrace home!

Thanks for mourning with me.
Happy Designing! -Cherie

Published by CDH Designs

I am a Mom and self-employed Interior Designer. I own a small design studio & home decor shop in downtown Emporium, PA. It’s a small town in the PA Wilds of north-central Pennsylvania. We have some of the most beautiful scenery, and Fall (my favorite season) is breathtaking. I blog for fun to keep my friends and clients informed of what's going on in the design and decorating world, to share my designs, and to show what we're working on in our own home.

One thought on “Terrace Before & After – Fire pictures

  1. Proverbs 6:31 says it all! Although I'm sure it was and still is painful it looks like God has given you back your 7 fold of what the devil took. Many prayers and wish you and your family the best with many new memories to come =)


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