Friday, February 11, 2011

One of Our Ongoing Projects

I am blessed to have a hubby who is a very talented contractor. He is very paticular and knowledgable, so I can proudly say he does amazing work! He can build a house from the ground up or transform one that is already standing. He does the electrical, plumbing/heating, concrete, tile, painting, drywall, etc. I am lucky enough to live in one of his rehabs, and have another waiting in the wings to be finished to move into.

We bought a house across the street from us. It was far from desirable when we purchased it(that's why it was so cheap!) We have gutted it and expanded it. We have been working on it for over 2 1/2 years. I guess that's why it's a project. It's something we work on when he isn't doing work for someone else or just needs to putter. I have heard many times, "we need to work for someone else to pay for our own projects." Yes dear!

We have pushed the master out over the kitchen, added a 2 1/2 stall garage, those are the major things besides plumbing, wiring, heating, etc. We have much left to do; landscaping, finishing up drywall  and painting, floor coverings, and many more.

I thought I'd share some pics, let me know what you think. It may not be my dream home, but I can happily say I like how it's shaping up!

 This is the tree trimming party we had 4th of July weekend!

 This was the beginning stages. New windows going in. This gravel will come out to make way for more yard and landscaping
 We looked like the ghetto house on the block :)
 Bathroom overhaul!
 The master expansion, before the garage went up
 The new garage and new siding going on!
 The master "nest" It was so hot that week!!

From inside, it was so humid and even hotter up there, with no air moving!


  1. Oh,What a great job!
    To look at a home & re-do it! So much joy! Hard work, but the outcome is so worth it!
    more pics please!

  2. Wow! You guys made a lot of progress. I would love to see more pictures when you get a chance. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  3. Love seeing your progress. Show us all the choices you've made for surfaces and paint, etc. You know, I'm really into home building right now. LOL

  4. Wow, what a project! Would love to see the after pictures.

  5. That is a big project and from what I can see, you have come a long way already, I cant wait to see more pictures as you go!!! Thanks for visiting me and I am now your newest follower!