Wednesday, October 28, 2009

House Work

I was replying to Brian's comment on the last post, it got a little long so I decided this needed a post of it's own.

We've done a lot of work, but nothing major. Ben built the playhouse, changed the built in cabinets to accommodate the computer, replaced the built in microwave, he had to plane lots of doors, some closet remodels, new toilets, paint, light fixtures, filled in a pond (the playhouse foundation), dug drainage ditches, wasp extermination, garage shelving and a garage door opener.

We had someone else install A/C, and put in an attic fan and fans in both the bathrooms.

We had a lot of help from friends and family, both with the work and with childcare. We had horrible timing, we got the keys a week after Lilly was born. We actually signed the papers in the hospital, our lender said that was a first for them.

There are still a lot of things we'd like to do, but we're taking them one thing at a time now.
We'll eventually redo the master bath, and we want to put built in bookcases in the dining room (example below). We'll put raised beds in the garden, new counter tops in the kitchen and a new stove (I really love gas ranges). We need new carpet throughout and still need to paint a room or two. I'm sure all of this will take us years to finish, but all of the priority work is done.

The house was in really good shape, the previous owners took great care of it. Most of the work we'll do is just stuff to make the house our own.


Brian said...

Very cool, a post just for me :-)

runningfan said...

I love what you've done so far. It's fun to see a familiar house with a different stamp of personality in it!