Well, we found out the the downstairs bathroom needed to be re-built because of all the water damage, termites, and carpenter ants. Below is a picture of the exterior wall. Notice that the beam which was supposed to hold that wall (and the roof) up is basically sawdust. You can see the water damage all… Continue reading Rotten Walls, Termites, OH MY!
Changing it up from brown to a dark dark gray. I think the crew of about 6 guys all day to do it. Good thing we didn’t try to do it ourselves. Picture above is in progress. Below is before and after completion.
uh. Guess I forgot to post a pic of the outside. Here is is over the years. Thanks GG! First picture was on closing day. Second is with the new roof and the brush cleared (April 2016) Third is from the 1980s. Forth is from the 1880s. Will I be around (at age 96) to… Continue reading Home sweet Home: Outside
A lot of you are a little confused about where rooms are located in this house. It’s a huge house, so I’m not surprised. Here’s a rough, not to scale, kinda terrible layout to get you started. None of the appliances are going where they are in this layout, but I was too lazy to… Continue reading More Demo and the layout
Here’s what we started with: Not too bad, right? Nice wainscoting, not bad flooring, smooth walls. Well, it’s all coming out. This wall on the right is a closet that blocks entry into the first floor powder/laundry room. It’s two layers of drywall over plaster and lath. Oh yeah, and there’s a sewer pipe running through… Continue reading Demo Day part duex – Dining room and kitchen
Guess who forgot to take detailed before photos of all the rooms? This gal right here! So let’s talk about the living room! It started off looking like this: That’s not too bad looking. What you can’t tell is that the walls are a texture we’re calling bagel Schmear. Go ahead and google image search if… Continue reading Demo Day! Living Room
One of the things I’m most excited about as I plan out our renovation is the fun of getting new appliances! I haven’t bought new appliances in a long time, I just used what the landlord bought for our current kitchen, so I didn’t even look into what was available out there. Now I’m definitely starting to research and think… Continue reading Family friendly fridge hub from Samsung