One step away from being on a milk carton…

8 Jan

No, wolves did not eat us, nor did I run away with the circus… I simply got busy/lazy and blogging fell by the wayside. There simply were not enough hours in the day to do it all and that’s ok. With the craziness of the holidays behind us and the endless possibilities of a new year to look forward to, I figured I would give this another go. :)

Over the last few months, we have not gotten as far as we would like, but are definitely gaining some traction now. Both a good thing and bad, is that we do not live in any of the homes we renovate. It allows us the luxury of time when life gets crazy, plus a clean space to always come home to, but it also makes it way too easy to slack off. A few days away can quickly turn into a week (or two) and in the end, that means more money out the door.

I’m hoping to focus the next few posts on catching everyone up to where we are today and how we got there. These are quick photos I took while Ryan was away the first week after possession.

front entranceliving roomliving room 3living room 4
living room 2hallwaykitchen 4kitchenkitchen 2kitchen 3laundrymain bathdenbedroombedroom 2mastermaster 2
ensuite
basement landing

First step is always loading up all the tools and the stocked up supplies that are in our garage and moving them over to the “work house”.

Tools unloaded...  Ready to work!

One thing we’ve learned from the last project is that we would not purchase a house that didn’t have a good garage already, or had one that had to be torn down, prior to us starting interior work. We wasted so much time and effort moving stuff in and out of the garage before it was torn down/after it was rebuilt and so often didn’t have tools needed on site, so driving back and forth from home mid-project was more than a bit annoying.

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3 Responses to “One step away from being on a milk carton…”

  1. thestroos January 9, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    Good luck! Can’t wait to see what you do with this house. I see some good bones there.

  2. amandalouisewyatt April 4, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    Looking forward to see the progress! I envy that you don’t need to live in the house while renovating!!! I should be so lucky!

    Keep sharing tips, we need all of the words of wisdom possible. Glad we have a garage after reading this! :-)

    • RenovestorMama April 5, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

      Our alternative to not living in the house when working on our own home, was living with my parents for almost 4 months. Looking back, living in the renos might not have been all that bad… ;)

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