The corner is being "sketched out", the slabs of granite are stacked beside it and the new wood stove is still enclosed in its packaging.
The corner where the new stove is going to be placed. This is before the walls were painted and the dining room was set up.
We bought the house as a foreclosure last August, but the previous owners had listed it five years earlier and our Realtor sent me the link that also included the pictures from that listing. We are taking the house in such a radically different direction!! The dining room where we are having the stove installed was their living room and this picture is before they laid the Pergo flooring and made a few other changes. For us, using this room as the dining room makes more sense.
This picture was from the second time they listed the house, three years ago. They had made some changes but were still using it as their living room. I have to wonder what they would think if they could see the house now?
Four weeks from this Saturday we will be at the house and Dave will lay eyes on it, in person for the very first time. It will be nearly one year since the day that we bought it, the house has come a long way in that year! At that time, the stove installation will be finished and the downstairs will almost be done. We still need some additional trim installed and the Wal-Mart type bookcases that are fastened to the wall in the office will be ripped out and new built in bookcases will take their place. We are having a new concrete porch and some reworking of exterior electrical work done as well. My guess is that, that work will begin after the stove is finished since they can get snow as early as September. The upstairs work will begin after the first of the year. It's hard to believe that so much has been accomplished, soon the only thing left will be for Dave to retire!