Did I mention we have drywall?? Here is the past week in pictures. We fell a little behind because we had my 10 year reunion this weekend, which was totally worth falling behind for! Anyway, Tim’s cousin Micheal came and helped out with insulation. Bless their hearts because it was over 100 degrees and they had to wear long sleeves and jeans while installing it. Tim also pulled a 27 hour work day on Monday at the house to get ready for the drywall crew on Tuesday morning. I slept 4 hours, but all in all….. we got this darn house ready! We are rested now and getting amped up for the next phase: Restoration and Decoration =) This is obviously my favorite phase. Budget update. We are at $11,000 out of our $15,000 budget. We don’t have much left and I have purchased most of the things that are going into the house. We are thinking if at most, we will be $2,000 off and will hit $17,000. Which isn’t pretty darn shabby to renovate an entire house. We just don’t pay full price for anything. We did hire a drywall crew b/c it would have taken Tim about 3 weeks. They took 3 days. We had a connection so a normal $3000 job was only $1500. We sure do love having friends with businesses. Here are some pics of drywall, and the before and after so far… enjoy!!
the den insulated with drywall, the kitchen
the Pink Stuff/ Davids room insulated!
THE FAMILY ROOM
MACKENZIES ROOM (THE BACKPORCH WE ENCLOSED AND MADE AN ADDITION)
THE DINING ROOM
VIEW FROM KITCHEN TO DINING ROOM TO FAMILY ROOM (TIM BUSTED DOWN 2 WALLS TO MAKE A CASED OPENING- AKA BIG DOORWAY -TO THE FAMILY ROOM). The “before” pic above also…
We still obviously have a long way to go, about another month, but we feel like we have hit a huge milestone with all new electrical, plumbing, and drywall ready to rock. Tim has also added to the house 2 closets, a half bath, another bedroom, and opened with floorplan up with a cased opening. On the list next is EXTERIOR. We are going to repaint, shutters, clean up the windows, and landscape. Other big to do’s are re-finishing hardwood floors, installing all doors, light fixtures/ ceiling fans, appliances, and cabinets. Wow. Now I’m exhausted already just creating that list!