If you have read my blog for some time, it's no secret how much I love renovations. This is such a unique project to be able to work on something from scratch, or nearly. Even though I won't be doing any decorating since it's going to continue as an income property and in 2 years it will serve as a first home for their college age children, still I am enthusiastic!
At first glance this seems like a really decent townhouse. It's a large end unit that has a tall side window and that means lots of natural light in the stairwell. It's almost all brick with a wide side yard that has a path next to it, and backs to a private tree lined no build area. Very promising!
|The landscaping and grass need some attention and a fresh coat of paint will be in order, plus a new light.|
New windows and storm door were added the week before this photo.
The purses on the counter belong to me and my client. I had to grab a paper sack and to rip sheets of paper from my notebook to put our purses on so the bottoms wouldn't become a petri dish! I was tempted to ask the husband to hold them. My measuring tape was wiped down with a Clorox wipe the minute I got home. Can I pour you a drink? There must have been over 300 bottles of liquor throughout this house. That explains a lot....must be hard to clean when you're drunk all the time.
|Other side of the kitchen. If I get the structural okay, this wall and door are outta here!|
|and goodbye vertical blinds and hello beautiful tranquil view!|
|1970's stair rail. I wanted to rip it off the wall the moment I saw it! Why is an old screen still here?|
|This is the basement powder room. It's the cleanest bathroom in the house. |
Trust me when I say I truly wish I was kidding. It gets worse. Much worse.
|This hallway between the powder room and utility room is just such a waste of space. This is the ideal|
spot to add a shower, but a special contractor is required to do a foundation drill on an attached property.
|Under the basement stairs. Scruples, really??? A closet appears to be in order here.|
|These stupid stick-on mirrors will likely require all the drywall to be removed! There is actually a nice stone fireplace behind the skull (Jolly Roger) flag. The fence and deck are very nice, they just need a little power washing.|
|The master bedroom. I had to push this box out of the way the way to get to the bathroom.|
Cue the Psycho music...