If all goes according to plan, we will hand over a big bag of cash and in return get the keys to House #4 this week. In advance of the closing, the Mr. and I paid a visit to the place to check that it is still in the same shape it started in and begin formulating plans.
It's really a great house. Three bedrooms, two full baths, a big honking two car garage and a wowsa kitchen.
Behind the kitchen is a room opening on to a three season porch. The plan is to incorporate the room and the kitchen into one giant family action area.
While I personally think a "three season" porch in New England is nonsense, our realtor told us to keep it. I have to admit that the ceiling is way cool awesome.
Both bathrooms will be completely done over. No more turquoise tub (although I'm still waiting for 1950's era colors to become all the rage again).
Gracious living room with a fireplace that is actually in a reasonable location. Those big windows, however, will be replaced by a set of normal windows (that actually open and close). Gosh, I could feel the heat from the house being sucked out all that glass.
And of course.... the chandelier in the dining area (with more big stupid heat leaching headed for the dumpster windows).
This project is both scary and exciting. It's a bigger house than we've tackled in the past which means we paid more for it and the repairs will also cost more. So I've got the usual icky feeling associated with putting so much at risk.
But our realtor assures us that the upside is also big, so away we go.