Sunday, December 21, 2014

Holli Gunther's November Goal: Survive the Remodel!

I think my original goal for November was to take my 12 year old on an overnighter.  Well, we ended up doing that in June.  Which is good, because we ended up buying a home in July and have been knee-deep in major remodeling since then!
Here is the home:
It sits on an incredible piece of property that is right next door to my husband's parents.  But, it is very 1970's inside and had major electrical and plumbing issues.  Mold every where that there was running water.  We didn't know all this until we got in to it, so needless to say, our Nov. 1st projected move in date has been pushed back to March 1st.
Here are more "before photos."

The kitchen, actually, wasn't bad at all.  But, the cooktop was in a scary place (right where the little ones would be sitting), there wasn't room for an island, the double oven couldn't fit a sheet pan, and the hole for the frig was too small for any frig in RC Willey.  First World problems, I know! :)
But, if we are going to stay in this house for the next 50 years, we want to do it right.

So, my husband has been going to work, coming home to change clothes  and then going straight to the house to work until 10 or 11 pm.  I have been holding down the fort here while making tons of decisions about paint, tile, kitchen design, etc. and keeping our current house clean to show people that are interested in buying it. It has been extremely stressful, to say the least!
Here is how the house looks now:

The electrical is finally finished and plumbing is almost done.  We should be ready for an inspection on Monday.  After that, we can start sheet rock, wood floor, trim, cabinets, etc.  I think that will be the exciting part because the house will actually start to look better--not worse! :)

Merry Christmas to all of you!!  Our December goal was to do a service as a family.  I will post about our 12 Days of Christmas project for our neighbor with cancer.


Becky said...

Wow Holli! What an undertaking! We've remodeled two homes but not to that extent. I'm sure it will be amazing when it's finished!

Jennifer said...

Looks like a big lot! Good luck to you with all the remodeling.

Christine Bennee said...

Hooray for getting to the exciting part where it all starts coming together! That is a ton of work!

Meg said...

Oh my word... what a nightmare! Mold everywhere! I'm sorry, it's going to be so great when it's all done!