Friday, February 28, 2014
It was a late Saturday afternoon, just after Christmas when we found ourselves driving home from the cabin. The kiddos were snoozing in the back seat and we had an unexpected moment of peace to discuss the house. We are sure our lender will have numerous projects they want completed before we can close on the house so we best get started!
We decided that the upstairs half bath would be a small, quick and cheap job to ease our way into home renovations. The bathroom hasn't been functional since before we moved in. The toilet leaked and the sink hardware was broken so water to the bathroom had been long ago shut off. By the time we arrived home we were motivated to break ground on our very first soon-to-be-our-home project!!
To make things easy we decided Tom would head out to home depot that very evening and purchase a new toilet and hardware for the existing sink so we could have the bathroom up and functional in a day or two. As soon as we unloaded the car Tom headed up to do some measuring and I grabbed the camera so we could document our first project.
Here are the ugly before pictures.
I almost forgot to mention that the light didn't work either, which is why that little lamp with the bendy head is in the picture.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Well, as you can see from the recent picture to the right, that patio never quite materialized. My parents have now moved out of the home and were thinking of placing it on the market when Tom and I decided it was an opportunity to purchase the home and move closer to family.
Which bring us back to this 5 foot drop off the back of the house, seems that our lender wont allow us to buy the property and homeowners insurance won't cover the home unless we have stairs that are up to code! I know, CRAZY!!
So here we go, one of our first projects on our soon-to-be-OUR-home :) Tom and I know that we want to do some big renovations to the kitchen (which is on the other side of that door) and install french doors out to a large patio where we can entertain friends and family. So our goal for now is to just build stairs for the interim, and hopefully in a year (or five) we will build our dream patio :) Wish us luck.
|Couldn't have done it without our helpers!|
|End of Day1|
|After (excuse the mess).|