That's right! We are good to go at last! Private viewing for Realtors only today and open house tomorrow.
Even for me, looking at the finished product, it's hard to appreciate everything that went into it. As with so many things, you only see what is wrong, not what is right, but here is a partial list of what transpired;
Kitchen, bathrooms, family room totally gutted and redone with electrical, plumbing, appliances, paint, flooring, windows, the works.
Kitchen wall moved and unfinished space reclaimed.
Boiler removed from kitchen, new boiler installed in the garage.
Bedrooms all new doors, windows, paint, flooring.
Brick wall between kitchen and living room removed and replaced by stud wall with pass through.
All new kitchen cabinets made by the Mr. himself.
Exterior removal of nasty Swiss Chalet detail and replaced with decorative fan, all new paint, shingles replaced as needed.
Garage door replaced with cool French doors.
Front yard ripped up and all new landscaping.
Rear and side yards cleaned up, mulch and gravel added, fencing removed.
I'm sure I forgot many things, but that's all the big stuff.
Are you ready for the tour? Let's start with the outside...
First we had to remove the snow! Hehehe.
The bedrooms are kind of boring to look at, but they are all neat and clean with new paint, doors, carpet, and windows.
And after. Don't be fooled that the before looks OK, the half bath was totally gutted and repainted, floored, new appliances, the works.
Hope they put the lid down before they show the house.
Some living room during. Oh dear.
Fireplace end of living room after.
Here is almost the same shot of the kitchen before, during, and after. Woo hoo!
This somewhat indescribable unfinished space that was formally part of the garage is unrecognizable. The kitchen wall was moved back to make a fourth bedroom / home office and that added a hallway where the washer / dryer go and perhaps a little dining nook.
Note that this shot is actually taken from exactly the same place before and after. Wow!
Fireplace end of family room before, during and after.
And finally the other end of the family room before and after.
We never did get to dig up the fallout shelter. That will be left as an exercise for the proud new owners.
One lesson I learned is to be more systematic with my photos. Next time I will try and take exactly the same photos before, during, and after. Maybe I'll even buy a wide angle lens with that bag of cash we should be getting soon.