Tuesday, August 14, 2007

A Work in Progress

So a few years back my family purchased the house from an elderly man that lives across the street from us. At the end of May, the man's family finally got him to move into an assisted living facility. So, now comes the remodeling of the house, being as the house hasn't been cleaned in over 30 years. It's a bit disgusting, but with the right TLC it'll be a really cute house. Here are some pictures of the house. Keep in mind, we went in last February and cleaned a majority of the trash (old newspapers, junk mail, to-go boxes) out in a giant dumpster. We had another dumpster a couple weeks ago that collected the rest of the junk/crap/trash.

This first group of pictures (taken end of June, beginning of July) were taken before we went in and cleaned with the 2nd dumpster:
View when you first walked in the back door.

Picture of the kitchen. Just think what it was like before we cleaned out the cabinet.

View from the kitchen down the hallway to the master bedroom. Ick!

Dining room area with builting cabinets. The table last winter was no joke pile about 2 feet tall of junk mail!

Part of the living room. Wouldn't you want to live there?

Picture taken of master bed room. Believe it or not, there is a bed under that pile.

The second group of pictures (take beginning of August) were taken after the bulk of the "stuff" was removed and discarded:

The house from the street. The outside needs work too, mainly just flowers and grass.

View of the living room from the front door. That pile of stuff was all for the yard sale.

Damage above the fireplace.

Shot from inside the master bedroom.

The bathroom. You don't even want to know what it was like before. But this doesn't look good, so you can only imagine...

View from the kitchen to the back door. That stuff is gone, sold in the yard sale.

Back bedroom.

Down comes the antennae.

Wow! Look at all that trash. And yes, we did recycle what we could.

So that is my current project. Now, time to get busy! There is a lot internally structurally that we'd like to do. It's gonna be work, but it'll be great! When it's all done, drum roll please, I'll be moving in! I'll rent from my parents, and after some time either approach them about purchasing it or wait until they split the lots and build another house and purchase that one. That's the plan, it's a pretty darn good one if you ask me.

1 comment:

Krista said...

Wow..I can't even imagine what it looked like before! Great pictures and descriptions. So exciting that you get to move in!!!! You have a lot of work ahead of you. I'm not so good at construction and whatnot, but I can clean and paint if time allows.