Since things are going to start happening at a better pace, now that I'm back to work full time, I thought I'd give some updates as to what I've been doing the past few months. Most of you know that my wife and I bought on old house (Built in 1889) last November at a public auction, and even though the place meets all of our needs, it is very out dated. The old lady who lived in it for almost 45 years has gone to a home, and has since passed away. Although her tastes in wall paper, paint and carpet might have suited her, it just won't do for us. To start, here is a refresher of the exterior views of the house and the garage.
As soon as you enter the front door of the house, this is what you see. Big open staircase that leads to railing on the second floor. The cased opening you see in the first picture has now been removed to allow for a bigger opening that will lead into the new dinning room. The second picture is standing in that cased opening looking back towards the front door. The cased opening on the left side of the second picture leads to the living room.
After walking through the cased opening shown above, you then enter into this room. This room was used as a television room. The cased opening shown in the first picture, leads you to the kitchen. This cased opening and wall, have since been removed. The second picture is a view looking towards the exterior side of the house on the West side. These two windows have now been replaced and the radiator has since been downsized and relocated under the left window. The third picture is standing in the kitchen cased opening, and looking back towards the front door. The door on the right of the third picture leads to the basement.
These pictures are of the existing kitchen. The first picture is standing in the cased opening looking towards the back of the house. The second picture is standing in the same cased opening looking towards the back door and mud room. The white stove you see is dated 1942 and works good. It is actually in mint condition according to the antique appraisers. The third picture is showing the sink and cabinetry. As you can see, not a whole lot of room for dishes, especially for a family of five. We never figured out what the little hand sink was for, but it's gone now. This room and the television room have been completely gutted, and combined to make one big room. Those pictures will be posted later on in the thread.
Through a cased opening from the television room, you enter into the existing dinning room. The first picture is looking towards the exterior side of the house on the East side. The second picture is standing in the living room cased opening looking into the existing dinning room towards the back of the house. The cased opening on the left side of the second picture leads to the television room. This cased opening and half of the wall have since been removed.
This first picture is standing in the living room cased opening looking into the living room towards the front of the house. Three front windows and one just to the left of the picture. The second picture is standing in the foyer looking towards the cased opening between the living room and the existing dinning room. These contain large, stained, operable sliding pocket doors. The window to the right of the second picture, also shown on the left of the first picture, will eventually be removed and replaced with a new gas fireplace.
And lastly, here is a picture standing in the living room cased opening looking towards the front door and the West side of the house.
All of the rooms shown above are on the list for remodel within the next year and a half. The upstairs rooms are to remodeled later. I'll show pictures of the upstairs as I get ready to do them at a later date and time.
Edited by johndeereelfman, March 17, 2014 - 09:23 AM.