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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Spruce part Deux

So here is some of what Lance got accomplished yesterday.

Here's a little history on our house. It was built in 1947 by a local builder. It had one owner I believe until the mid-90s. Then a couple of school teachers lived in it for 10 years or so. The neighbor across the street son bought it to "flip" it and did some updating and resold it to the couple we bought it from. Somewhere in here, someone added the dining room and the master bath. Typically houses in this area are 3 bedroom 1 bath but the houses here have separate 2 car garages on larger lots than most of the neighborhoods in our area. Three of our neighbors are original owners. Our house has oak floors everywhere but the bedrooms which have carpet and the baths and kitchen linoleum.

Updates we've made so far have been to copper plumb the master bath, scraped the popcorn ceilings and put in crown molding, painted outside the house, new front door and threshold and screen door, painted my office, sprinklers and sod in the back yard and side yard, storage loft in the garage and all the landscaping.

Not a lot for 4 years, but living here in southern California, just living is expensive much less house remodeling. When we do it, we do it right and save for it rather than just half way doing stuff.

So here is some more of the in progress look we have going on this week.


Regena said...

shelves in the bathroom. Jealous!!! My bathrooms are teeny tiny.

Karen said...

Can't wait to see the "after" pics!

jillytacy said...

Sounds like you're making progress. Popcorn ceilings?! No wonder you scraped them, I greatly dislike popcorn ceilings. Popcorn should be what you eat at the movie theater and not a ceiling type.

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