If you’ve been through a home renovation, you know that things have to get worse before they get better. This is why I’m happy to say that it’s getting worse in our neck of the woods. Which means better is just around the bend.
I mentioned a few things yesterday. Namely, the kitchen is cleared out. And the power is still not turned on (hopefully soon, friends). Ryan has been working on electrical. And, since we have no power, I don’t even have to worry about him electrocuting himself (bonus!). And, our local home improvement store is getting used to seeing our faces again.
But, more has happened that just what I shared yesterday.
The bathroom is pretty close to empty. Tile, cement board and two layers of linoleum removed. No vanity. No tub. (I know you all are going to be mad at me for that one. There will be more about this in a later post, since the bathroom looks like it may be our first project.)
(I guess I forgot to take a photo of the bath after the layers of floors were all removed.
The carpets are all removed.
(Although there are still lots of staples to painstakingly remove by hand, which is one of my next jobs.)
And, how happy am I with how great the wood floors look? So happy! They are in so much better shape than the floors in our current home!
The tile in the dining room and kitchen are currently experiencing my wrath.
I’m using a roofing shovel to pop out the tile. My arms hurt the next day. I still have to finish.
The bushes met their demise on the first day.
I really wish I would have gotten a picture of Ryan and his dad taking these down with a chainsaw. What is it about boys and chainsaws?
And, while the front of the house looks so much better, the bushes are currently just piled up in the side yard. (We are still trying to figure out how to get rid of them in the best way. We don’t really want to cut them up and bind them to put them at the curb, as that would take forEVer.)
So, these are reasons I say it gets worse before it gets better. The house looks a little disheveled right now, with rubble everywhere. But, by some miracle, much of the demo is already behind us in the first week.
And, the more we are at the house, the more excited I’m getting. Paint, light fixtures, cabinets, oh my! So much fun ahead of us. Seriously, this is the best part.
If you are interested in our checklist, find it here. Nothing fancy – just a document to track our progress. Tell me if this interests you, I’ll update it and share it here as we go. Lots to do, but already lots of check marks.
What do you think?