The bad.....We were totally startled to find this monstrosity sticking up in the middle of the bedroom. We had not been told that the pipes were not worked into the floor when the owners had the shower room built downstairs. They also left the connection from a radiator that is no longer there in the living room. These are things were will not be able to have sunk into the floor without going into 5 digit figures so we are going to have to be creative. We renegotiate some off the price at the closure to compensate for the extra work. Now we have to put on our thinking caps.
The ugly.....We knew the house needed a very strong cleaning. This photo shows you a little of how dirty the walls are if you enlarge it. We are literally vacuuming the entire house, walls and ceilings first before we even start painting. It has not been painted since it was built 16 years ago.
This does not show the condition of the wood floor. It is going to be totally renovated and my studio is being painted as I write this.
The front door and door for the shower room (which is now all open in the bedroom) were delivered last night. Sorry the photo is dark. Tomorrow work starts on both this and the upstairs bathroom. I am so anxious to start seeing something come together.
The good.....The man who is going to do the floor came this morning to do a test patch. He put a double smoked color stain on the part he sanded and had a series of other colors for us to see but we told him this was exactly what we wanted. It was actually better than I had even dreamed it would come up. You can get a glimpse of the color with a drawer from our hutch and cushion from our couch. I am really excited to see this floor transformed.