The renovation blog begins. We closed on the house last week and now the fun starts. Our lease on our rental isn’t up until May, so thankfully we won’t have to do a full kitchen renovation while we live in the house.
Yesterday morning I headed to the new house for the first full day of work. I will do my best not to bore you with too many stories of flooring and back splash choices. Though it may be fun to take some naked demolition photos.
However, the plan for yesterday was mom and I to start the master to do list, so no nude opportunities foreseeable. We also met with two companies for quotes to fence the backyard and started to rip carpet staples out of the floor. The yard quotes were predictably expensive and the staples put up a good fight. But the dog got to come; and we ate a nice alfresco lunch on the back patio. It’s all about the little things.
Below are before pictures so you can see how much it’s changed at the end. The list of spaces that needs work is pretty long. No dungeon as of yet, but the basement is unfinished. Sir has already talked about an expansive play space once we insulate it. Sadly, it will probably be on the back burner for awhile. The fence, kitchen, and mudroom will be done with the current budget, then the back deck and master bath. The basement, whatever it becomes, will have to wait. I’m sure Sir will manage. We won’t share a wall in this new house with the either of the boys, so sound won’t be an issue anymore. A theory to be tested, I’m sure.