Back in January we purchased a gem of a house, a diamond in the rough for sure. A colonial style house built in 1943 in a charming historic neighborhood. Previously owned by an elderly lady, this house needed lots of repairs & updates. Since this is our second home renovation, we knew what we were in for and couldn’t wait to tackle this project. Even though there’s still lots to do on this house, I thought I would start sharing our progress with you.
Getting into the cosmetic renovations, first meant tackling all the behind the scenes updates necessary. Some of our slate tile roofing needed to be repaired, we had to switch over our heating system from tank oil to gas and that meant asbestos abatement in the process. Then we had to install ductwork and vents (and by we, I mean my husband) for A\C which the house didn’t have and then actually get A\C compressor installed. Cable (the previous owner didn’t have cable!), electric and plumbing all had to be run and updated. Then came the major demo of our main bathroom and kitchen. Finally, the rebuilding\repairing of drywall and plaster, painting and then our hardwood floors were refinished just before we moved in. Whew, I’m exhausted just typing all that. HUGE shout-out to my husband, Gavin, who worked around the clock to get all that completed in just 2 months, he is a crazy hard-worker and enormously talented.
For all those DIY’ers who have completed a project or tackled a renovation you know just how much love, stress and joy go into it. I’m so proud of how our house is coming along and it means a lot to me to share this with you all.
Thanks for reading!