House Remodeling Update–with Pictures!

A bunch of guys from church came and helped us put up drywall this morning. There was an electrician with them too. They were only here for about four hours, I think, but they probably got more done than we would have been able to do by ourselves in a week! It’s so exciting to see so much progress.

The heat has been working for about three days now, and we are staying in the house at night even though the water isn’t hooked up yet so we still have to use the bathroom in the RV. The air mattress we were sleeping on developed a hole, though, and we have a regular mattress to sleep on in the house.

The toilet and the drain for the tub are hooked up now, and the city will be coming out to turn on the water on Monday. Hopefully, we can get the rest of the plumbing done before then. We still have to hook up the bathroom and kitchen sinks.

Here are some pictures to show how much has been done so far.

Entryway

Entryway Before

Entryway Before

Entryway Today

Entryway Today

Living Room

Living Room Before

Living Room Before

Living Room with Insulation

Living Room with Insulation

Dad working in Living Room

Dad working in Living Room

Josh in the Living Room

Josh in the Living Room

The Kids’ Rooms

The kids’ rooms and bathroom started out as one open space. We put in walls to make the bathroom, a small bedroom for the two little kids, and a medium-sized bedroom for Josh.

Kids Rooms & Bathroom Before

Kids Rooms & Bathroom Before

First, the Walls

First, the Walls

Then the Insulation

Then the Insulation

The Small Bedroom Today

The Small Bedroom Today

The Medium Bedroom Today

The Medium Bedroom Today

Bathroom

The Bathroom Ceiling

The Bathroom Ceiling

My Brother Steve Working on the Bathroom Ceiling

My Brother Steve Working on the Bathroom Ceiling

Mom Working in the Tub

Mom Working in the Tub

Our Bedroom

Our Bedroom Before

Our Bedroom Before

Bedroom Closet from Kitchen Before

Bedroom Closet from Kitchen Before

Our Bedroom in Process

Our Bedroom in Process

Working on Our Bedroom Today

Working on Our Bedroom Today

Kitchen

Kitchen Before

Kitchen Before

Kitchen

Kitchen

OK, So Only Half of the Kitchen is Done!

OK, So Only Half of the Kitchen is Done!

Front Porch—This Will Be My Office

Front Porch Before

Front Porch Before

The Front Porch Still Needs a Lot of Work

The Front Porch Still Needs a Lot of Work

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3 Responses to House Remodeling Update–with Pictures!

  1. I love to see you guys working together to rebuild your home. I can’t wait to see it when you’re done with everything. What material do you use for insulation?

  2. Beth Parker@Crafts Crazy
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    says:

    We used CertainTeed R13 fiberglass insulation in the walls and R30 (I think) in the ceilings.
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  3. Thanks Beth. We’re also going to start renovating the rooms upstairs next year and I’m preparing everything to make to finish the project as quickly as possible :)

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