Friday, August 12, 2005
I'm creating this blog, as a record for our home and property renovations.
We've been here 8 yrs.,purchased September 22. 1997. Built in 1944, and moved to this property in the 70's; 3 bedroom, 1 bath, single-family, framed structure, single level, corner lot. As we have done some renovation since the purchase, I can't provide for before/after shots of work already done - but that's okay...it's not much!! Mostly some basic structural repairs, we have replaced the floor in the kitchen (from the joists thru the subflooring, to the ceramic tile on top) and have 90% of the bathroom finished. We have also textured the walls in the dining room and have done some painting here and there. The house was empty for several years before the purchase, so there is ALOT of work to be done. We are doing 100% of the renovations ourselves, so it is slow going, but well worth the time & effort...a sense of accomplishment and pride (as well as the $$ saved on contractors) propels us slowly forward.
The plan for this blog: to create a space where I can SEE the ever-so-slow progress we are achieving. I expect it to consist of mostly photos, some explanation of what we have done, and perhaps the material costs. I also intend to add yard and garden progress as well.
So....until next time....