The Befores

Here’s a look at what we are starting with. No where to go but up, right?!?

 

 

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The front facade faces south-ish.

 

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Side of house faces southeast.

 

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The rear facade is a good visual of the need for new siding—a project near the top of the to-do list.

Here's a semi-to-scale sketch of the home's current floor plan.

Here’s a semi-to-scale sketch of the home’s current floor plan.

First floor bedroom looking to closet and bathroom door.

First floor bedroom looking to closet and bathroom door.

First floor bedroom looking toward front of house.

First floor bedroom looking toward front of house.

The tiny bathroom isn't even wide enough to accommodate the shower insert...it extends into the closet by about 15 inches.

The tiny bathroom isn’t even wide enough to accommodate the shower insert…it extends into the closet by about 15 inches.

A closer look at the shower's interesting configuration.

A closer look at the shower’s interesting configuration.

The laundry room looking into the tiny bathroom. Shockingly, the teeny bath has two doors—one to the laundry and one to the bedroom.

The laundry room looking into the tiny bathroom. Shockingly, the teeny bath has two doors—one to the laundry and one to the bedroom.

Looking into the laundry from the kitchen.

Looking into the laundry from the kitchen.

Another look through the kitchen's wide opening into the laundry.

Another look through the kitchen’s wide opening into the laundry.

From the laundry room you see the basement stairs (covered by a very attractive curtain) on the left and through the large opening into the kitchen.

From the laundry room you see the basement stairs (covered by a very attractive curtain) on the left and through the large opening into the kitchen.

Another laundry-to-kitchen view.

Another laundry-to-kitchen view.

I obviously did a nice job documenting the laundry room! Here you see the kitchen on the left and into the bath on the right.

I obviously did a nice job documenting the laundry room! Here you see the kitchen on the left and into the bath on the right.

This image shows you the kitchen looking into the living area and toward the front door. You can see the strange bulkhead that floats rather than going all the way to the back wall.

This image shows you the kitchen looking into the living area and toward the front door. You can see the strange bulkhead that floats rather than going all the way to the back wall.

Another view of the kitchen wall, bulkhead, and into the laundry.

Another view of the kitchen wall, bulkhead, and into the laundry.

Another kitchen wall. Here, I am standing in the living room looking toward the back of the house. The laundry is on the left and the back door of the house is on the right. The stairs going up are just beyond this wall.

Another kitchen wall. Here, I am standing in the living room looking toward the back of the house. The laundry is on the left and the back door of the house is on the right. The stairs going up are just beyond this wall.

More kitchen toward the back door.

More kitchen toward the back door.

The large kitchen footprint has only this for working and storage space. The other two walls are completely empty.

The large kitchen footprint has only this for working and storage space. The other two walls are completely empty.

Kitchen toward living room and front door.

Kitchen toward living room and front door.

The living room is my favorite! Check out this fabulous Elvis Jungle Room paneling!! Fab!!

The living room is my favorite! Check out this fabulous Elvis Jungle Room paneling!! Fab!!

The living room looking toward kitchen.

The living room looking toward kitchen.

Living room to front door.

Living room to front door.

From the living room (and lovely painting that came with) looking toward the bedroom door on left and kitchen on right.

From the living room (and lovely painting that came with) looking toward the bedroom door on left and kitchen on right.

The stairs to the semi-finished attic.

The stairs to the semi-finished attic.

The attic space is a tad bit scary currently, mostly due to crappy, falling-in paneling.

The attic space is a tad bit scary currently, mostly due to crappy, falling-in paneling.

The upstairs is two rooms, this paneled one at the top of the stairs and a second room through the doorway.

The upstairs is two rooms, this paneled one at the top of the stairs and a second room through the doorway.

The furnace vent has a huge bulkhead in the kitchen downstairs, but is exposed upstairs.

The furnace vent has a huge bulkhead in the kitchen downstairs, but is exposed upstairs.

There are two huge windows on either end of the gables. Here you see the half-wall at the top of the stairs.

There are two huge windows on either end of the gables. Here you see the half-wall at the top of the stairs.

The second room upstairs shows the wood floors. We'll be keeping those!

The second room upstairs shows the wood floors. We’ll be keeping those!

The upstairs holds several items that belong in a dumpster, including this broken clock.

The upstairs holds several items that belong in a dumpster, including this broken clock.

This second upstairs room has a closet.

This second upstairs room has a closet.

Peeking over the half wall at the top of the stairs, you can see the paneled room (and some of the crap left behind) into the second room.

Peeking over the half wall at the top of the stairs, you can see the paneled room (and some of the crap left behind) into the second room.

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