Before pics

Before pics

I love a good "before/after" story, so here are all the gory details of our "before." {cue scary music}  We're starting demolition this week... hopefully!  That is, after asbestos removal happens.  (what exactly is asbestos you ask?  more on that later!)  Here is what we're working with:

This will be the living/playroom area.  Our dog Bronte is scoping the layout.

Facing one of the bedrooms.  And yes, that is all popcorn ceiling everywhere.

The second bedroom... yikes!  Just yikes.

And maybe best of all, the purple and black bathroom!  Very 80's, and not in a good way.

This area will become a proper storage room.

And finally the tiny laundry room!

Looks like we have our work cut out for us, huh?  This will be a total demo "down to the studs" which is a term I recently learned.  That means it all comes out - fixtures, flooring, ceiling, drywall, windows, doors, everything!  Except for the "studs" or the structural elements.

I'm ready for some demo!  I have fantasies of taking a sledge hammer through a wall like they do on HGTV.  Probably best if I leave that to the demolition contractor. :)

 

Asbestos be gone!

Asbestos be gone!

Bathroom fixtures: water-efficient options

Bathroom fixtures: water-efficient options