Category: House Renovation

Renovation: Week 24

December 9th, 2006, 4 Comments

Wow! What a week. (Click here for all of this week’s photos) On Sunday afternoon, we walked into the house and saw this: Yes, over the weekend, the cabinet makers had installed the cabinets earlier than expected! I never expected that I would get excited about kitchen cabinets, but I sure was. They look great. […]

Renovation: Weeks 19-22

November 28th, 2006, No Comments

It’s been a few weeks since my last house update. I’ve posted some new photos of the project. The new insulation has been sprayed. It’s a foam type of insulation that dries solid. It not only acts as an insulator, but also as a sealant, filling in little cracks that could let air in and […]

Renovation: Week 18

October 31st, 2006, 4 Comments

Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted a renovation update. Things have been going on, but not much that is all that impressive with photos. We’ve had electrical work going on. The new water and propane lines have been trenched in. New ductwork is in progress. New electrical and phone service will be trenched in […]

Renovation: Weeks 10-12

September 16th, 2006, 2 Comments

Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted photos of our renovation project. We’ve been very busy, and I’ll write about that sometime soon, too. But anyway, I’ve now posted photos of weeks 10 – 12 of the renovation. Some of the highlights include: new windows, a new roof, two new staircases, three old oil heaters […]

Renovation: Weeks 8-9

August 27th, 2006, 3 Comments

We’ve been very busy lately, so I’m a bit behind on renovation updates. I’ve posted the photos for weeks 8 and 9. The new kitchen is starting to take shape! We’re also going to get a nice heating/air system. My great uncle, who is doing that work for us, came up with a 3-zone system. […]

Renovation Update: Weeks 6-7

August 14th, 2006, 3 Comments

The big news out at the farm this week is the foundation on the house. In 6 days of work, the foundation people have already demolished the old foundation, leveled up the house, dug out the area for the new foundation (which is digging down and out to expand the foundation to cover the whole […]

Fire updates

August 1st, 2006, 2 Comments

Whew. Lots has been going on the past couple of days. First, many thanks to all that sent us e-mails, comments, and notes. We appreciate it! It’s nice to have people the care. Next, in addition to the first set of fire photos I posted, I have now added more photos: a second set of […]

Renovation: Weeks 3 – 5

July 29th, 2006, 5 Comments

Well, it’s been a few weeks since my last update, but I was still out there once a week taking pictures. The changes have been less dramatic — but then it’s hard to get as dramatic as tearing off the kitchen and pulling off a chunk of a house. So check out the week 3-5 […]

Week 2 (ending Jul 8)

July 9th, 2006, 8 Comments

The big news this week: the kitchen is gone and the wash house was saved! On Monday, I went out to take the week 1 pictures and clear out some junk from the wash house. Workers started Wednesday. We thought we’d have to tear down the wash house, but they managed to save it! It’ll […]

Renovation: Week 1

July 9th, 2006, No Comments

I’m a week late in posting these, so pretend this was posted July 1. We bought the place on June 27. The next day, somebody was already out removing the chimney from the house. Then over the weekend, dad and I went out there to remove the chimney from the wash house. Our contractor happened […]

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