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    House Remodel

    We bought a house 5 years ago to live in/remodel. The house was in terrible shape and we had to do drastic repairs just to make it livable. It still isn't finished, we still have the living room to do, but while depressing looking it wasn't falling apart like the rest of the house. I thought I would show before and after photos otherwise it could take forever. Some of the photos are not clear because they were the photos that the realtor put up in the ad, but they give the best idea of how bad it was. Keep in mind after we finish all the rooms then we can start fixing it up the way we want it.

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    Looks like you've done a lot of work, but the outcome was worth it. The exterior shot is the most dramatic change. I'll bet your neighbors were happy with the results.
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    All the neighbors thought that the house brought down the value of every house on the block it was in such bad shape. They love the changes.

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    you have been one busy gal and i see your helper in the one pic a furry one those cabs need to go dont got with the rest of your work at all love that old window trim in the one bedroom 2 shot
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    I love doing remodel. You take something like that and turn it into a much better place. You did a really good job at it also. Like Larry I really like that old school trim.

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    The house was built in 1893, most of the old trim was up in several of the rooms. We took out the trim on the doorways in the dining room and used them to replace the pieces that were missing in the downstairs bedrooms. There used to be a doorway between the two rooms that we closed off on one side and I turned the doorway into a built in bookcase on the other side and trimmed it to match with old trim. You can't tell it hadn't been there always. I will say that after 5 years of living with sheetrock dust I'm more than a little sick of working with drywall and there is still more to go. Working in enclosed areas are the worst, like the narrow stairway to the top floor bedroom.

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    Last edited by Pam Russell; 02-14-2014 at 02:12 PM.

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    Lots and lots of work, but you've done a great job and have every right to be proud. It looks like the end is in sight, just the one room left to go?

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    It's always good to see someone that has a vision for what something can be. I used to be a Realtor and it always amazed me at the lack of vision that some of the folks had. We'd show them perfectly good houses, but a paint color would turn them off of the whole house. We actually listed a house that we sat on for 8 months and the only negative comments were the paint color of the kitchen. We finally convinced the seller to paint it after 8 months and it sold in two weeks.

    Nice job on the remodeling.
    Darren

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    I bet your neighbors love you. It's probably like restoring the whole neighborhood. Looks like a lot of good satisfying work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam Russell View Post
    All the neighbors thought that the house brought down the value of every house on the block it was in such bad shape. They love the changes.
    They should like it now, it is coming out fantastic Hey seeing your city, we live in the same county

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