Here are some before and afters of the kitchen. In the kitchen, we removed the wallpaper, painted the walls, and bought new appliances to replace the circa 1980′s ones that came with the house. We also removed the sponge painting, replaced the doors, cleaned the cabinets, and removed the big “Ikea-type” cabinet on the right hand wall of the kitchen.
We are in the process of painting the upstairs hallway so we thought it would be interesting to share a before and after of the upstairs hallway. In the newer photo of the hallway, the walls are just primed. We are hoping to get the walls painted over the next week or so.
The past few weeks have been somewhat unproductive inside the house for a variety of reasons. The things we have done have been minor and the rooms we are working on are not at a point to share photos yet. They are close, but not done yet. The kids bathroom needs some more paint. Our bedroom needs baseboards and furniture, although we did rip out the nasty carpets and have the floor sanded. The closet needs a light. And the master bath is probably the farthest along, but still needs baseboards and a frame around the window.
We have begun to venture outside to address the mess that is our front and back yards. We are seeing some accumulation of dampness and water on the ground at the back of the house and that is definitely a problem. We think that a lot of that problem simply has to do with poor drainage from the gutters on the house, so hopefully that will not be a big project. Lisa cleared out a ton of leaves that were near the house and that should help a great deal.
More photos to come.
We officially moved into our house this weekend. We were delayed a couple of weeks because we had some immense problems with the appliances we ordered from Home Depot. Every one of the items were damaged in some capacity. And it took them over a week to respond and have the new ones re-delivered. In addition, we had some delays with construction and the bathrooms. Our first order of business is to continue to focus on the upstairs and get all the bathrooms and bedrooms in good condition. At present, Lisa and Steve are living in what will be the office as we paint the MBR, the bathroom, and the walk in closet. The kids bathroom also needs work but it is in functional condition.