Thursday, January 31, 2013

Remodel, day 1.

I forgot, or maybe blocked out, just how much work it is to remodel a house. When we bought our current house it needed a lot of work too...but that was 7 years ago, I think just how sucky it was faded from memory. It took 2 months to make it official on this new house, I had posted some before pics of it here. Today we got to start the pretty massive remodel project. The list of stuff to do is long, there is not a single room that is being left as is. New hardwoods, new tile, new sinks & vanites, new tub and showers, new granite, new french doors and lots of is almost a total gut and fix up. We are hoping to have it done in the next 8-12 weeks, we are doing all the work ourselves...along with a couple friends, so it will not be super speedy.
We spent about 7 hours working on it today...I just can't wait to get it all done so I can get to decorating :) Grandma was nice enough to hang out with the kiddos all day so we could get a good start.

The place still had a good deal of left over crap in it from the previous owners, 1 ton, yes TON, of junk has already been dropped off at the dump....and after today we have another 2,000 pounds to drop, and we still aren't done with getting the old vanities and subfloors out yet.

I took a couple pics before we got started, since all the junk was cleared out now. The kitchen will be getting granite counter tops...I have fallen in love with the stuff since we put it in our current house during our kitchen remodel almost 3 years ago.
The bonus room will be getting tile and a new buy brick and wood LOL.

Total new bathrooms are coming...they need it bad.

Time to get busy!
Time to start pulling up the old carpet.

This is about where we decided we needed masks. Ewww.

My brother Scott and I modeling our lovely demo gear. Carpet is so just don't know how dirty it really is, even when trying to keep it clean. I will NEVER EVER have carpet in any room of any home I own again. I had already made that proclamation when we tore the carpet out of our current house and went with hardwood 6 years ago. Today just reaffirmed my decision. Nasty dirty stuff, no matter how hard you try. Not to mention with 4 little kids, 2 dogs and 3 cats...we could never keep it clean anyway LOL.
Auntie Amber is ready to get down to business!

Master bath shower gone...we are hoping to remove that wall there and put a larger shower in.

Carpet out!

Getting tile and carpet and some God awful wallpaper removed.

Mmm lunch!

Carpet and subfloor gone!

Bath on it's way out too. Demo is kinda fun...just banging away at stuff is great to get any frustrations out LOL.

Another full load off to the dump.
It was a good start, Jason and Scott are hitting it again pics though, I will be chilling at home with the munchkins. More to come soon.
I will be linking all the posts involved in the remodel.
Project start to finish

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