So far, Jeff and I have got a lot done with the house. Realizing that we just closed one week ago, I am very pleased with our progress. However, there is a LOT more to be done before we move in.
We were gonna try to squeeze in getting the kitchen done before we move in, but with all the extra work that we are uncovering, it is doubtful that we will have time. Since it is such a small space, I am having a designer take a look at it. If you are going to spend the money to remodel, might as well do it right.
All, I gotta say about these older homes is DAMN! Jeff has already said...'Our next home will be built NO earlier than 1990.' Unfortunately, in the areas that we want to live...there are only older homes.
EVERYTHING that we go to do, requires extra time, $, and planning. Case and point...the bathroom. We simply wanted to tile the shower/floor and put in a new sink. Well, once we started ripping everything out, we uncovered a land mine. Jeff had to take EVERYTHING out. He re-framed the shower, put in new insulation, installed a fan/light combo, is re-doing the old plumbing, etc. A project that should have taken one day is now taking a week.
Our motto has become...'If we are gonna do it, let's do it right.'