(This type of stuff we have been doing all of our married lives - buying homes and fixing them up to sell - long long before the term 'flipping' houses was ever invented!)
But not on this magnitude. All our other home re-do projects were just mainly cosmetic fix-ups.
This home, built in 1910, was redone top to bottom, except for the studs [and wow - they don't stud them like THAT anymore. . . ] and the siding, which had been replaced in this decade and was in very good shape, except for the trim boards around the windows and doors, which we re-boarded or repainted. Top to bottom, baby.)
To celebrate, I am going to share with you all the gory Before (and During) pictures,
and let you oooh and ahhh over the After's
Just walk down memory lane with us for a minute. . .
Exterior, before we tore out part of the yard to widened the driveway (it really needed it - there is no street parking) and removed the old roof on the carport
After, all cleaned up and ready to go! New roof to the carport is also a redwood deckThis is the kitchen, after we tore out all the old cabinets and fixtures. It's actually prettier this way than before. . .lots of layers of old wallpaper. . .
The Living Room, in the midst of a mess. . . and yes, that is the original red brick, painted black. In this case; not attractive
After, with all the original built-in shelves cleaned up and painted, a new mantle,wood stove, and completely resurfaced surround and hearth. (No the carpet isn't peach or pink. Just weird lighting)
View of stairway off Living Room - The ceiling was sagging, so we installed long runners to boost that baby up!Looking into Dining Room and Sun Room. . .
After. . . I would have loved to have dinner in there -
Sun Room, during construction. We replaced all the windows. They were beautiful, but not at all energy efficient
A large and comfortable main bath with laundry area (on the wall opposite the doorway) Upstairs bath, after we tore out the smelly old vanity, and the concrete shower, and borrowed space from a hallway closet that was not needed after we discovered a hidden walk-in closet. Old houses have cool surprises!
Thought this old house could use a vintage touch. . . very comfy claw-foot tub, but I only got to sit in it without the water Double vanity - we had a lot of fun picking out the perfect mirrors that go so great with the glass tile inlay - click on the pic for details. . . When we were cleaning out the rest of our tools and supplies out of the basement before the new owners took possession, I have to confess that I felt a little bit envious of the new owners getting to live there. It truly was a blessing to be able to restore this old home to it's former beauty.