Goodness. Such a long time since my last post, but here we are, just two days away from closing and time for before and after photos.
Shockingly, my memory failed me as I was certain that I had taken a robust suite of "before" shots. Unfortunately, by the time I had the opportunity to take pictures, work was under way, but I think you will get the gist of it.
Here we go!
Curb appeal. You know it!
This is actually the back of the house, but it gives some idea of the disarray of the landscaping.
As opposed to "after." The flower beds have hundreds of beautiful lilies. They will need to be thinned out a bit, but they really perk the place up.
Back view before and after. Most notable are the stupid gigantic windows which were replaced by energy efficient sliders.
As you can see, by the time I ventured in for my first photo shoot the oven had already been sprung and tools strewn about. Can't say it made the kitchen look much worse. Ew, nasty.
Can this possibly be the same room? All custom made cabinets, new appliances, floor, and a fancy pants faucet.
Hmmm... can't find a good before of the front entry, but this is the finished entry. All opened up to the kitchen. Plenty of room for a nice dining room table.
Another "oh wow" space. This is the old family room. An absurd window and vintage 1960's wood panelling.
Same view. For real. Pop that wide screen TV right in.
In the back of the family room, there was a closet.
And there still is, but now it is all clean with custom doors.
The living room during initial demolition.
The living room now.
The wood flooring extends down the new hallway.
Another original 1950's style room. Before...
The bedrooms were all a mess. The original casement windows had to go. Not energy efficient and just worn out.
I love the view from the rear bedroom window.
Every closet received new doors.
The master bedroom. Notable for the absurd corner window configuration and the suspicious stain on the wall.
Same corner, much improved.
Little half bath.
Still small, but at least now I don't have to wash my hands BEFORE going in. Sorry about the green tint. Must be something up with my camera. The bathroom is the requisite white, white, white, and more white.
This shows you how confused I am. I thought this was the garage before, but upon close inspection it is the rear of the family room. Just goes to show you the extent of the construction.
But here at last is the garage with a nice little cubby for the new furnace.
So, let's do a quick inventory, shall we?
- new roof
- all new windows
- new furnace
- new electrical service
- miscellaneous re-routing of hot water heating pipes
- furnace relocated from kitchen to garage
- tear down rotting shed and fence in yard
- all carpet and tile ripped up and replaced
- kitchen totally gutted and re-done
- bathrooms totally gutted and re-done
- miscellaneous framing for windows, doorways, etc
- all ceilings and walls painted
- all new flooring
- new doors everywhere
I think that about covers it.
We are taking a little breather between projects. Believe it or not, there are some things that need to be done around our own house. Anybody know a good carpenter? Hehehe.
And next time, I super duper promise to be more methodical about the before photos.