Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Before photos: Part II
Here is the dining room. It looks nicer with the blinds open of course. In here, we are not changing much structurally. The coffered ceiling will be stripped and put back and we are having chair rail not the panelled moulding you see here.
Here you see the living room. To the left of this room is a wall that was added to make a third bedroom. This wall is coming down and this room will be out back to the way it originally was! To me, this is one of the most exciting things about the project- improving the floorplan.
And here is the "den" or third bedroom. Where you see the windows, there will be French doors.
The bedrooms don't show very well. They are small and the only details have been painted over. There is original picture moulding in them, which we removed to strip.
In the middle bedroom, we are moving the south wall out a bit into the dining room to make a larger bedroom. The dining room is the biggest room in the house and our little bedrooms barely hold a queen size bed!
I am sure the apartment looks pretty tidy and you might be thinking, "Oh those tenants of theirs were not so bad." Well, maybe you aren't thinking that, but just in case you are, here is some proof of their misdeeds.
First off, imagine this, you're tearing out moulding and you keep smelling fish oil! Everything they cooked, they used this disgusting (sorry) sauce- the smell is literally in the walls.
And there was cable and phone wire EVERYWHERE- I have never seen so much wiring tacked on in one smallish apartment. It was truly vexing yanking this stuff off the wood trim.
Okay, I was just about to post the evidence of the tenants "mis-deeds" and mistreatment of the apartment and blogger won't let me post any more photos- not fair! Guess you'll have to stay tuned.