Monday, December 28, 2015

The Work Continues

Since my last post a lot has happened and things are really shaping up.

I removed all the plastic window panes.

Now we have this view.

We added new outside lighting.

From this:

To this! 

The handrails going to the basement were removed.

My husband built new ones with more of a craftsman look. He is not quite finished with them.

Tile is being installed in the master bath.

Craftsman shutters have been built.

Hardwood flooring is being installed.

New kitchen cabinets

Board and batten in the basement. Also installed by my husband.

The improvement that really changes the look of the house are the rough hewn cedar columns.

Along with all this there was Christmas shopping.  Whew! 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A New Roof Over Our Heads

It has been eight weeks since we moved into our fixer upper and the worst part of the renovation is OVER!  For the last 3 weeks we have been living in sheetrock dust but now it is done and cleaned up.  The house is really starting to take shape.  A lot of work has been going on outside too.  We have a new roof over our heads.  

We chose a weathered brown that matches perfectly with the brick and the new paint.  

The white columns will be removed and replaced with rough hewn cedar.  

A new window was installed in the upstairs hallway.  This is what it looked like before:

When we saw this house for the first time, we knew that the current central unit must not be cooling properly since there was a window unit in the hallway. We had a new central unit installed just for the upstairs bedrooms. 

Now we have a beautiful view of the lake from the upstairs hallway!

Tomorrow the trim work begins.