Welcome to part two of our house remodel!! If you'd like to start from the beginning, click here for part one!
Let me take you through a tour of our house pre-remodel stage. Actually, when these pics were taken, my husband had already spent a day or two (or was it a week?) tearing out a few things.
This is the left side of the house. There was a strange box sittup about two feet off of the floor where that dark brown wall is. It stuck out about three or four feet and we never figured out what it was! Oh, there was also a book shelf wall (not a pretty one) walling off the strange floor box. We took all of that out!
There was also a half wall dividing the kitchen (the very back section in this photo) from the rest of this space. Nasty carpet, but good windows.
This is what you see as soon as you open the front door. AMAZING POTENTIAL! There is a doorway to the right leading to a big room, and just wall to the left. We knew originally there was probably a doorway to the left leading into the other rooms on that side, so out came the sledge hammer!
This is the first room on the right side of the house. The other 2 walls are lime green and orange! I decided that this room will be the living room. I mean, itt has the big window facing the front of the house and THIS is where a Christmas tree goes. It MUST be the living room.
So we walk into the next room, which had this strange built in cabinet, and above that doorway was actually a tiny loft bed....for a child. YIKES! There were some water hook ups hanging out of the wall, for a kitchen or laundry...I'm not sure. And as we walk through that door to the right....
This is a small and short little room with pictures of SpongeBob and writing all over the walls and ceiling. That closed door leads to the backyard and the far left door leads to a bathroom. Oh yes...more gross carpet.
Aaahh...the kitchen. Nice and big. Nice windows. Even the new cabinets are at least a nice white, but they will have to go. The door to the right leads to a stairway that goes to another backdoor and also to the basement.
This is one of the 3 bathrooms. This one comes off of the kitchen at that SpongeBob room, and you can see we already took out the wall that divides it from that stairway to the basement.
This is the master bedroom upstairs. Although that big opening goes into another "bedroom," which the previous owners had made into a kitchen. So we will end up walling off this section. The floors upstairs are all wood and there really wasn't much to be done.
This is the kitchen that will be made back into a bedroom. We're not sure yet what's under these floors....
This is the hallway at the top of the stairs. You can see from the floor and the ceiling that we tore out a wall that completely closed off the upstairs. I figured that wall had to have been added at some point because it just seemed so unnatural. Sure enough...it was just floating there! Too bad we don't have the old original railing that went here.
The best room in the house! That beadboard wall...so fun!! All this room needs is paint.
A linen closet and the upstairs bath. At least we have 2 claw foot tubs in the house already!
Well...I'm sure some of you are changing your mind now, and maybe thinking we made a BIG mistake. Our inspector sure thought so. But here's what we have going for us:
- A hard working husband who is able to take weeks off of work to work on the house
- A dad and brother who were/are both carpenters
- A father-in-law who is a genius with electrical work and...everything else I guess.
- About $3000 in savings to put into the house. HA! Yes....you heard me right...that's what we started out with.
I've included the floor plan so that you can get a better idea of the layout BEFORE remodel, and then a floor plan outlining the remodel. Stay tuned for part three!
What room are you most excited to see transformed?