Just like every single renovation project we’ve tackled, the barn project is slower, more expensive and more difficult than expected. But it’s also coming along nicely, so I thought I’d share a little update.
The drywall on the main living spaces is done. Ryan did such a nice job and got it done pretty quickly, even with some business travel thrown into the mix. Here’s Henry’s little bitty room.
The thing about the wall board is that on one hand, the space looks smaller. But on the other hand, it looks more finished and brighter, which makes it look more spacious. The entry door will be on the left past the built-ins. We have space in the garage downstairs for a “mudroom” of sorts, which will free up that “entry space” for other storage or furniture.
The bathroom got a tub this week. Once the plumbing was in, Ryan could close those walls up, too.
I wasn’t there when he finished the wall board, but here’s the start. I am soliciting opinion for the window in the tub area. We’ll nee something for privacy, but also don’t want to block the coveted light. Any thoughts?
We got some bids for the well and that should be happening soon(ish). It’s almost double what we were expecting, so that was not ideal. But because of the property, it’s just the way it is. And it will be done so we won’t have to worry about it when we are building the house.
The septic is another story entirely. We can’t even get a price until we stake out the house on the property. The house plan that we haven’t decided on yet. So, we are meeting with some home designers to get a plan banged out. We have a pretty close idea of what we want, so maybe it won’t be that painful. (Famous last words.)
Our hope was to put up our house for sale in the spring. It’s looking like that may get pushed back to summer. But, we want it to be done right and I think it will be a lovely little place to live when the time comes.
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