The first floor of the house has been pretty much gutted, and the second and third are well on their way. Tomorrow the plumber comes so I can get the pipes in the basement fixed and we can finish the basement with a solid power washing. I thought I would share some pictures with you all. First up, a reminder of what the house looks like from the outside:
The front yard has already been cleaned up and the shrubs cut, so tomorrow if it is sunny I will take some new pics. At any rate, when you walk in the front door, off to your left you will see the staircase up, and to the right you will see the arch to the living room. Here they are in order:
As you can see, the flooring is beyond repair, needs to be patched and leveled, and I have made the command decision that I am going to put new flooring on both the first and second floor. I think it will be cheaper in the long run than carpeting the second floor. You see in the second picture a vent, and it has an old iron decorative grill that is currently outside being cleaned. On to the next picture, which is taken standing right in front of the arch in the second picture, looking into the living room:
This is another view of the living room, with me standing directly underneath the arch, looking to the right side of the room (you can see the windows to the front of the house and the porch:
This next picture is with me standing right in front of the garbage in the previous picture, angle across the room so that the front window is immediately to my left:
Now, panning to the right while standing a little the the left of the garbage in the previous picture, I am facing the dining room, looking through the arch that connects to it:
This picture is standing under arch #2 connecting the living room to the dining room, focused on the right side of the room. The two windows to the right are on the right side of the house, visible in the very first picture:
I am now in the same position, having panned to the left. You can see in the top of the picture the rest of the window in the previous picture, then to the left of that the entrance to the kitchen, and then the wall and a built in cabinet.
Finally, this is me standing the corner in between the back window and the entrance to the kitchen, doing a reverse view of the dining room. To the right you can see the arch into the living room and the front of the house:
Mind you, this is just the first floor, so there are two more floors, the basement, and the kitchen to attend to. And none of the pictures hanging are mine. They just walked away and left so much shit.
Dad and I are going to sit down and plan, but one thing I want to do is knock down some of the wall in the dining room and expand the kitchen- I will never use a formal dining room. I also am thining about knocking out the back wall in the dining room, putting in French doors to the deck. But that’s where we are now.