Remember when I wrote about the guest house and how it needed dramatic updates before it was remotely move-in ready? Well, I thought I should share some before and durings (we’re not quite at after yet).
After walking into the little house via the mudroom, we were greeted by a very small, very blue kitchen. The cupboards are 1950s retro like I’ve never seen. The stove had been disconnected for a long, long time. I love to cook, and so does the future occupant, so we knew the limited space would be an issue.
The whole thing had to go. There was no place to cook, and, frankly, I’m not sure the inside of those cabinets could ever be completely clean again. It was one of the first things we gutted.
Now the living room.
Jeremiah took out the half wall…
The bathroom. Yes, that is a wooden cover on the back of the toilet. Also, tile was coming off the walls. There was a hole in the bottom of the shower that had been roughly caulked and was leaking into the frame of the house. The previous tenant had painted over wallpaper (peeling) and the adhesive floor was coming up. We had to gut the room down to the studs.
The big bedroom – Not a good picture.