I mentioned that the house was just about ready, right?
Well, some people had requested some pictures of what we've done to the house.
I took a few, at the request of my sister in-law. I absolutely would not expect you to be interested, but it's been a while since I posted some pictures on this blog, and I've spent a fair bit of change getting a ghetto house to this condition, so here you go:____________________
Here you see busy workers fixing the foundation of the house when we first bought it. Note the red cap of the guy in the hole in the garage floor. Note sexy busted garage door (now replaced.)
Here you can see the slate floor, granite countertops, tumbled-stone tile backsplash, and green walls of the kitchen, which actually work together. Also one can see the bamboo floor of the living room. See that dark gray tile in front of the dishwashing machine? About 4 feet below there, I found a really big slab leak, which I repaired.
My wife gussied up the step-down from the kitchen.
expense expanse of bamboo flooring, in the living room.
_____________________More of the living room floor, from the vantage point of the
I had questioned my wife's choice of the green she used in the kitchen. Matt, learn not to meddle in the affairs of the art major.
Front hallway, prominently displaying the door on which I need to install a new doorsweep.
First view upon entering. Boring. I need to put a pair of crossed muskets over the fireplace. Or the scalps of mine enemies on the mantlepiece. Something.
Hall bath. Yawn.
Master bedroom featuring little more than shag carpet, and two itty-bitty little closets.
Master bath featuring granite countertop, countertop basin sink with stem faucet, handicapped toilet (so one doesn't have to sit 10" off the floor!), and the ugliest shower curtain evar. Also in pic: the cement floor which my lovely and talented (seriously) wife is going to put a tile mosaic on, very soon.
_____________________Utility/laundry room, featuring built-in table (under the clutter), new 16" ceramic tiles (easy to keep clean), the tiny pantry, and my inclusion of a fold-out built-in ironing board.
The sun room. This was formerly the back porch. It features an open arched entryway, 16" ceramic tiles, central heat and air outlets, twin ceiling fans which should be flush-mounted bunt aren't, and a LOT of room not visible to the right, behind the fireplace.
Ah yes-- the fireplace. I plan to put a facecap on it, so that I can really get some heat out of it like a proper stove. It features quartz in the hearthstones, and natural gas outlets, and a heavy cedar mantle, with a sun room behind it.____________________
Not shown is the new studio that we installed in the garage, the large storage building out back, or the painted trim and newly power-washed brick around the house. Hey, even I have limits.
I just wanted y'all to know that Don Gwinn ain't the only one to be able to post housing upgrade blog posts.
Oh, and dig the cheesey old double oven we just pulled from the kitchen.
It had a matching ceramic sink.