When we bought the house, it was still full of stuff-and by full, I mean slam-full. We had agreed with the seller that the auction could be held after the purchase as the first available time the auctioneer had available was two weeks later. In the meantime, we cleaned, cleaned, CLEANED, and finally got most of the kitchen done. Yep, pretty much just the kitchen and bath were cleaned before the auction. You'll see why, well...kind of. You really can't imagine the cooking goo and creepy stuff on everything in the room. Gallons of bleach, straight ammonia, several pair of rubber gloves and a nice hard paint stripping brush helped, but tons of elbow grease was still required. Wanna see?
Speaking of the laundry room, let's go have a look...
This is the view from the kitchen to the door to the back porch.
The laundry area obviously.
Kind of interesting cabinet for storage.
Wonder what's up with that hump??? Still, it isn't something that can't be dealt with.
So, it's on the the bath of which there is only one. By the way, did I mention we moved from a 6 bedroom, 4 bath house to a 2 bedroom, 1 bath house? One bath took some getting used to.
On to the dining room. While small and full of window and doors, at least there's a dining room which was one of my requirements as was an eat-in area in the kitchen.
The missing French doors lead to the living room which is large enough to be functional and comfortable. The door at the far end leads to the side porch.
While it's unfortunate that the open front door gives a passerby a straight view down the hall and right into the bathroom, it does have a hall-one of the features on my "list."
Of course the bedrooms are off the hall on the left.
The Mr. had the room next door.
So, that pretty much sums up the house as we bought it. We moved in the middle of May, so we've been here 6 months. Guess what we've been doing after work and on weekends?
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Here's a few more recent pics.
We kept the wallpaper.
So that's a quick tour inside. The kitchen, bath, and laundry room need a gut job and a re-think, but at least they're clean and functional until we get to those projects. After the last house, I think we should take a rest on the gut jobs for a year or two. Then there's always the insulating and finishing out of the attic to piddle with.
This is one of the projects we've been working on lately. It's coming along nicely.