Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Project: Remodel- The Beginning

Daniel and I are about to undertake a very slow, very time consuming, very frustrating and stressful project :) We are doing a bit of remodeling to our home. It's only 9 years old but it's just time for some updating. We will be replacing all the flooring (tile in the entryway and bathrooms, hardwood in the kitchen and dining room, carpet throughout the rest of the house). We are repainting. We will be finishing 2 or 3 more rooms, including a bedroom (which has to have a window cut in, a closet framed in, and then can be finished), a bathroom, and the laundry room. And then some smaller cosmetic things throughout the house.

Tomorrow, the first big thing happens. The window is getting cut into the bedroom downstairs. When we moved into the house, there were 2 really large rooms downstairs in addition to the family room. One was made to be a bedroom. The other, well, Im not sure what it was going to be, but it didnt have a window or closet. Daniel and I had decided to make it our home gym, so we went ahead and had it drywalled, taped and textured. But then Baby Jayden made a surprise entrance into the world, leaving us one bedroom short. Since we like him a bit and want to keep him, we figured another bedroom would be more important than our gym. So now, after all the taping and texturing is already done, we have to go back and have the window cut in, the closet framed in, and re-drywall, tape and texture parts of that room.

So I plan on taking many before and after photos as the project moves along.

Please, wish us luck with this one :)

7 comments:

BRIAN~KANDICE~ALI~ALYSSA said...

I still wonder how you do it all...........

Jeff and April said...

Oh no and hooray at the same time! I will be so excited for you when it is over. Hopefully you are smarter than we were and are not doing it all yourselves. Okay, I didn't mean that. It's just no fun to remodel with kids. I know ours drug on forrreveerrr. Best wishes for speedy contractors.

Morgan said...

Lots of work but exciting! Good luck!

Heather and Billy said...

I suppose it is probably better to cut a hole in your house before it gets too much colder eh?
And, yah, good luck with the projects. Good thing you're a pro at that stuff. =)

~AnnaMarie~ said...

We are not doing it all ourselves, although we are probably going to tile ourselves and paint the bedrooms. The big stuff is better left to the pros if you suck like we do :)

And we now have a hole in the side of the house. Let's hope that the window guy can get it installed in the next few days eh?

Merrill Clan said...

Best of luck. Remodeling can be a fun or scary experiment. What a fun adventure for your family.

Janna said...

That is very exciting!!! Our house is only 4 years old, but it needs some fixing up. Not because it's outdated, but because we've been super hard on our house.

What kind of hardwood are you getting??? I wanted to get some of the laminate stuff, but a few people I know have complained that theirs is too shiny and you can see dusty foot prints on the floor. Do you know anything about that??