This limbo time between having a bid on a house accepted and actually closing on the house and having the keys is just murder for me. I think it’s harder on me than most people because I work from home and set my own hours and time tables. Yesterday, I found myself doing a little bit of sketching….when I was suppose to be working…
Right now, we are unsure of how we are working several things…my sewing room, the kitchen, laundry, bathrooms and garage. Currently, all those aspects of the house need help. The other parts are all good with a just some cosmetic updates that we can manage. After looking at the picture I took and contemplating we are beginning to wonder if our best form of attack is to just remove the part of the house that we don’t like and start over.
I’ll show you picture to explain but remember, the outside is bad and we’re planning all new windows and siding once we know how we’re adding on a garage…oh and imagine no dumpster.
The back part of the house which is to the right, houses everything in the house that we don’t like or that needs major work. We are thinking that we could just take that part off and rebuild making the the addition look much like the house to the left of the picture.
That means a new kitchen, bathrooms, laundry, sewing room and garage. We think it might work but, we need to get back into the house and meet with the electrician and contractor…but we are not ready to do that until we close on the house.
We know it will be more expensive to build but in the end it might not be as expensive as we might think. We already would have to put on new siding, windows and shingles. We already have to update and the bathrooms. We already have to build a garage on. We already have to remodel the kitchen with new cupboards. In the end, how much extra will the rebuilding cost? That’s a question we want to get answered…but that’s a question we are waiting on until the closing date.
In the meantime, Hubby had a doctor’s appointment in Lacrosse so we we stopped at Lowes in Onalaska. We both just want to look and get some ideas….ceiling fans, sinks, bathtubs, siding…oh the list goes on and on.
In the meantime, I am just trying to stay working when it’s time to work and sketching and thinking and contemplating and pinteresting and looking at cupboard designs and looking at garage plans when it ISN’T time to work. UGH! I have such a one track mind, I think this waiting is going to be the death of me.