The Reno or how I would like to call it the money pit and destroyer of my soul!!!
Lets start at the beginning it was about 4.5 years ago my wife and I decided it was time to buy our second home after renovating our first home and selling it for a small profit.
We rented for a while in between selling and buying, had another child as well just to complicate things (you will here about the kids in another blog).
Before going any further I want to thank a couple of people who have been awesome in the help provided to get the house to where it currently is. Darren J who is a master plumber with no equal was able to show me a few things as well as put in the laundry tub I thought would never go in. Also our electrician Bevan Sparks at Sparks Electrical for getting power points in places I could’t imagine we could get in!
So it Begins….
When we bought the house, all we thought a little bit of paint and change in carpet was needed, well…. lets be honest when you see the photo’s below you will understand.
Lovely shade of snot green
Our first jobs to be done were the carpet and the painting. The painting and carpet were done the week before we moved in to ensure that we didn’t get paint on everything. the carpet was the first thing ripped up as it is hideous (see above) and smelled as the previous owners allowed there un-house trained dogs to roam freely throughout the house. Don’t get me wrong I love dogs and we let ours in the house but he is house trained and doesn’t soil anywhere anytime.
Every time I look at the before photos I cringe and can’t believe that we took on this task, but after a lot of hard work and more still to come we have tuned a house into a home. Yes, there have been some hard times, arguments, shouting matches, my kids making popcorn to watch or closing their bedroom doors because they are over it.
My wife is a very good foreperson as she is picky and likes things done right, thankfully this is the case otherwise for all my good intentions the work would be half done as I get annoyed and frustrated at my short comings as a handyman.
Once the painting and carpet were done we started on changing power points and light fittings, then came the day I was hoping wouldn’t happen, my wife decided that the upstairs bathroom needed to be gutted and redone. In all honesty we had to redo the shower as the base had a leak in it and I didn’t want it falling through the ceiling to the ground floor.
The bathroom took a couple of weeks as I had to do it around my son’s baseball and my daughters dancing but we got that done and it looks fantastic.
Since that day I have taken up all the tiles down stairs, removed the carpet from down stairs and upstairs lounge room and installed laminate floating floors, I am still doing the quading as I write this but I think it looks good.
We have come along way and worked hard there is still a little to go but that’s the next post 🙂
bye for now.