Thursday, December 16, 2010

Beginning Rennovation

Work began immediately on Saturday and started with tearing out the brown carpet and seeing what condition the floors were in underneath.  The previous owner's dog left some "surprises" that soaked through the carpet and left spots on the wood floors.  The sander that we got from Lowe's didn't do a very good job of sanding through the old finish or the spots so we are going to try a large belt sander this week and see how that goes.  If that does not work we will have to strip the finish off. 

Some of the spots left by the dog.

Apparantly a plant was over-watered in the corner of the dining area
The front bedroom has some spots but not too bad.
Tearing down the wallpaper in the bedrooms.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Our First House

We closed on our house on Friday, December 10.  I went over Saturday morning to take some pictures before the carpet was torn out so that we would have something to compare with after the floors are redone.

The view from the front yard.

This is taken from the front door which shows the living room and dining area.

From the dining area looking back toward the living room and front door.

From the dining room looking into the kitchen.

The backyard and the shed from the back door.

The main floor bathroom

Master Bedroom   

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Front Bedroom 

The back door from the top of the stairs.  The beautiful linoleum will be replaced with tile.

Double doors to the basement bedroom.  
Basement Bedroom

Looking into utility room.
Utility Room.
Looking into basement bath.

The small basement bath.