Ok, so here is a quick photographic tour of our home within the first 2 weeks of beginning work on it. Sorry for the jumping around in time, hopefully I can fix that someday. Today I’m just happy to have all these pictures in one place and labeled. 😉 Yes, it’s one of those days.
The water heater, complete with disconnected water meter and slow leaking water main:
One of several piles of carpet and padding. The carpet was so nasty I couldn’t bring myself to take pics of it. Biohazard came to mind. We wore gloves and masks. Our trash guys need a medal. Or a plate of cookies or something.
dandelion field front yard so the seed wouldn’t make our neighbors mad at us. 😉 We didn’t have a mower at the new house yet, and this happened. It was my husband’s idea. He has crazy ideas.
Dining room walls were having moisture issues. Mortar had come loose from construction, and fell down blocking the weep holes in the brick facade. I now know more than I ever thought I would about brick and the importance of proper drainage thereof.
Backyard mulberry bush trimmings. The fence was almost out of sight.
Before painting the upstairs hallway:
All of the bedrooms had this lovely brittle tile underneath the carpet, which was sort of held down with black tar-like glue.
After we took out all the water damaged drywall downstairs in the kitchen. Utility closet is on the right, laundry/half bath is on the left.
Kitchen walls. See the insulation that is dingier gray than it’s neighbors? Wet. Yeah.
After removing the carpets we had the ventilation system thoroughly cleaned.
Downstairs half bath/laundry area. Was the only working sink in the house for several months, even after we moved in.
Living room looking towards the front door:
Kitchen cabinet demo crew:
Upstairs full bathroom… pulled off the paper thin plastic tub surround to discover this lovely zoo.
Bedroom #2 minus most of the princess party pink unicorn wallpaper: