If you haven’t check in with us lately, we bought a foreclosure, fixer upper house.
Early on Thursday morning we met with the contractor that will be working on our house. I had just lamented a few days earlier that I was bad at waiting..apparently Hubby is too because I didn’t even have to beg or causally suggest it. He just set up the meeting with the contractor all on his own.
When we pulled up to the house I saw this…
That made me smile..smile really BIG!! You might remember me saying that we were thinking about removing the added part of the house to the right.
Well after we talked with the contractor, Roger left and I hung out in the house for an hour or so measuring and checking things out on my own. I was able to get some pictures to show you too. That addition houses, the kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and sewing rooms. There is only one room in the whole lot that I really like. If we couldn’t remove the addition, I was willing to make it work but if we can the possibilities are endless!!
Before I show you the picture I want to tell you that our news from the contractor was WONDERFUL! We just needed a ballpark figure from the contractor on what the cost was to remove the addition and add new on along with an attached garage. He thinks the estimate of how much we guessed it would cost is right in line.
Here is another view of it…odd right?? Remember that big rectangle that comes out of the ceiling..I’ll make reference to that later.
This is the bathroom. The only thing I like about it is the ceiling. The vanity is in pretty good shape. The medicine cabinet too. We should be able to use them in the new addition. They are small but I don’t care. We have antique cupboards that will hold the towels and things.
There is a laundry/back entry too but I forgot to take a picture of that.
The upstairs of the addition is just plain weird.
Here is the one room…
Yep..odd ceilings..odd shape and a bathtub in the middle of the room?!?! Hubby can’t walk under the light fixture! That box or drop in the ceiling in the kitchen is what is housing the plumbing for the bathtub!! I do think I will keep the tub for the upstairs bathroom. I think that might be easier than trying to get it down the steps. It’s old and original…
Then off this room is an upstairs porch room. I am guessing long ago it was open and people would sleep there in the summer when it was too hot in the bedrooms.
This room I actually like. but it’s the only one I do…and it doesn’t have heat.
Now after seeing pictures you might be able to understand why we would love to take that addition off. Every room is really quite odd.
But after you saw those picture you are probably wondering why on earth did we buy the house in the first place. I’ll show you pictures of the things we love tomorrow. Stop back and see them then.