Two years on, we've settled well into this little piece of the world. We're still renovating...I never saw that coming, that's for sure. The list of improvements on the house continues to grow, as does the list of things still needing to be done. (Now tell me, how is that possible???) We installed geothermal heating & upgraded the duct work, some of which was done before we arrived, we reinforced the foundation and plastic lined the crawl space and filled it with some good gravel for drainage. We had someone put in a proper outside access to the crawl space/basement and then once we arrived, we attacked the living areas. We painted the upstairs bathroom hoping to make it more appealing and then took on the living room walls. (Side note...that's our most viewed post "Battle Wallpaper"...it seems everyone has similar problems and is surfing the internet for solutions.) We painted the dining room and Ron then renovated the upstairs bathroom (we couldn't live with it...I could barely use the shower it was so icky!) Last summer we levelled the porches and painted the front porch, having improved the banisters and rails...no PVC lattice for us! along with most of the trim. (We still haven't completed it, as we need to rent a 40 foot ladder to reach the peak of the house.) We seeded the lawn where the geothermal went in and did a bit of landscaping and planting.
We decided to rest a bit, (if you don't include the fact that we had 4 windows replaced - the best money we've spent...such a difference!)but not long after, Ron decided it was time to redo the downstairs washroom, which is now completed (except for the roman blinds, which I have yet to sew.) As requested, here is a picture of the shower area downstairs, plus our newly covered chaise.
|Not beige, I swear...it's a silvery grey!|