Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Another Reno

A few weeks until we start another renovation.

The job:
1) Front wood trim & other details, plus restore brick porch to structural soundness
2) Upstairs bathroom gut, enlarge, new everything
3) Upstairs back bedroom (the office): enlarge, addition over kitchen
4) Brand new second bathroom (with ensuite)

The job started out small: curb appeal & update bathroom. Then it snow balled - you know how it goes. Extra square footage and a new bathroom - ¿Por que no?
 
ps. we love this street. This is our forever home.
pps. the contractor that we wanted to work with finally had an opening and we got in! Otherwise we wouldn't have considered items 2-4 at this time.

18 comments:

  1. Exciting! And a bit nerve-wracking for you as well, I imagine. Looking forward to following along :)

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  2. You have an ambitious list. I love bathroom renos. And I am 100% for more square footage and the more bathrooms the merrier.

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  3. How exciting! Looking forward to watching your progress ;)

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  4. so exciting! and exciting for us to see the whole process. really love your style, and i hope you share all the details.

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  5. Sweet! I can't wait for you to do this as the upper extension is something we've considered too so I'll let you go first ;)

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  6. barbara @hodge:podgeFebruary 26, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    You are one brave lady! I hope it all goes smoothly and can't wait to see the results!

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  7. I am soo excited! We are waiting for a COA decision from the city and hopefully we will be doing the same on our 3rd floor very soon. I know you are going to provide loads of incredible inspiration. Good luck!

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  8. N_StyleingwithChildrenFebruary 26, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    yay!!! I`m selfishly excited for myself to have a great project to follow along!!

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  9. We are staying. It is supposed to take 3.5 months, with the first month or so dedicated to the exterior while the drawings and permits are settled!

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  10. Oh MY GOD...I have no idea what a COA decision is...you make me nervous! We have to get permits still, but we are working on it now and have about 2 months before crunch time

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  11. Brave! Ha! I don't know if I am thinking straight - the back of the house and the roof of the kitchen will get popped off! Insanity is what it is!


    and it will be worth it!

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  12. So nerve-wracking! Except this contractor controls a lot of the details and give you finite set of choices, to keep costs from escalating. He is in charge. I hope this makes it easier!

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  13. My bathroom has always been a sore spot with my husband! And getting two brand new bathrooms mean it was worth the wait!

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  14. Thanks! I will try to document it like I did with the basement reno!

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  15. I will share as many details and I can! This contractor controls a lot of the details...he has a LOT of experience, and he knows better than the client. I mean, he really does...so much of the reno is out of our hands, but the moldings and sills, and doors and floors and walls will all match what we have now, so I am not too concerned! (He controls the decisions to control the costs, so I am ok with that!)

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