SO... now that it is the New Year and we more settled (sort of) I am making more of an effort on blog updates. Today I thought I would start with just a high level overview of what's been happening the past 2 months.
We closed on the house at the very end of October. It was a long time coming and we were very happy. It was funny because after going through the set backs we had gone through up to that point Jon said he felt like there should have been fireworks or a parade at our closing... not the half hour signing papers at the bank. It was a very anti-climactic ending. :) But as you can see below, we were ok with that.
We didn't move in to the house right away. We wanted to paint and work on a few things before moving all our stuff in. We thought a week or two at max...but then we got the bright idea to completely renovate the only bathroom with a shower...on our own...And of COURSE that took a lot longer than we anticipated as well. So we didn't officially start living there until about the first or second week in December. And that was only once the shower was usable! The bathroom still wasn't completely done at that point. ANYWAY, all that to say that it has been a hectic 3 months with moving, the holidays, regular life, etc...So I thought I would just share a few 'before' photos of some of the first things we focused on in the house and really get into individual room posts in the coming weeks.
The photo below is of the 3 season room that is (was) off the back of the house, attached to the family room. You can see it in the above photo. The photo below is part way through demolition. Unfortunately, the room needed to come down because it was built poorly and was falling apart. It was way cheaper to just get rid of it than try and fix it. No worries. It will make a nice stop for a deck one day :)
The next two photos are of the main bathroom. The first is a 'before'. Pretty outdated. Some tiles were falling out in the bathtub and the bathtub was wayyyyy too small for my liking. I like a deeper tub to soak in :). I was sort of digging the floor title but since we were gutting everything else, the floor kinda had to go too. Jon redid the whole thing by himself (well, with a little help from my dad or his brothers on occasion) and I am so proud of him! Can't wait to share the after photos!
We still have SO MUCH to do but we are really happy with what we have accomplished so far. Looking forward to sharing some of the progress we have made!