Posted by Johnnymac 9:56 AM
So my last post was over a month ago. What have I been doing? Well, I did pretty well in Fro's NCAA pool - if only UCLA had won one more game I would have finished in the money - but mainly I've been busy moving back into my house and waiting for Baby Johnnymac to be born. I have house pictures to share today, but as yet, no baby pictures.
Just so you know what you're looking at in the before and after, in the kitchen, we removed the laundry room (behind the red wall in the old photo) and moved the washer and drier to the hallway closet and replaced the tank water heater with an exterior tankless model (which after a month of use, I HIGHLY recommend). Where the laundry room used to be is now the bar area (the glass cabinets in the photo) and computer desk. The refrigerator, oven, and kitchen sink are in roughly the same place as before, too, and we added a bar/prep sink.
In the master bathroom, the toilet in the master bathroom never moved and the new shower is where the old bathtub used to be. We borrowed a lot of space from the old HUGE bedroom and expanded the size of the bathroom and closet quite a bit.
We also replaced most of the existing terrazzio tile floor with wood floors and we replaced all of the windows on the house, but pictures of windows are kind of boring. Let me tell you, though, the new ones are nice and quiet and not nearly as drafty. There is a huge difference.
This was just Phase 1 of the remodel, too. In 5 years or so, after a couple of babies have been born, we're probably going to start wanting more space and in that case we'll probably start looking to enclose the patio and rebuild the garage and put a poker palace on top. Until then, this is a pretty good start.