It's looking great! The upstairs is especially transformed. What had been a dark attic full of small rooms and bird/bat/rodent poop is now a soaring great room with one private bedroom and bathroom. The downstairs looks good too - not a speck of peeling wallpaper anywhere. Due to the solid brick walls, the floor plan couldn't be changed to conform to today's standard of open-style kitchen/dining/family rooms, but this does leave plenty of private bedrooms for plenty of Heatons. There is a fairly large opening between the kitchen and what will be the living room, so that's nice. The main floor also has a mud/laundry room and two bathrooms.
There's a lot of work yet to be done: new windows and doors coming this week, refinishing the existing trim and installing new trim, refinishing wood floors where they are salvageable and installing new carpet and tile where they are not, installing sinks, tubs, toilets, cabinetry, etc., and then painting. Oh, and of course furnishing the place. There's even talk of building a wraparound porch (Tyson's dad is definitely attached to the idea). Here are some pics of the progress so far, with a couple before/afters.
We'll just start with a super-cute picture of Sawyer, for good measure. "Come on in!!"
Okay, I'm too lazy to put these back in Before/After order (and Blogger is really unfriendly at this type of thing, for some reason), but above is what will be the kitchen, as it is now.
But the weather had changed, from cold to warm (snow/no snow), so we took a quick ride up the road on the 4-wheelers. (No offroading for this pregnant chick, or for the 20-month-old!)
Thanks, Tys, for taking us on this little trip! It was fun to do something together as a family. The house looks great, and I'm so proud of you for all your hard work on it.