Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Remodeling Project or How I Learned to Relax and Love the Mess

When we had our 2 bedroom 1 bath house on the market this past Fall it didn't sell. It's a cute little house, but 2/1 is a tough niche, and therefore a tough sell. At the beginning of the year we decided to delay our relocation back to Minnesota by a few months and make some changes to the house.

We're currently up to our necks in those changes with the intention of putting the house back on the market this Spring. The remodel includes turning an office and laundry room into a bedroom and bathroom, making the house a 3 bedroom 2 bath, and hopefully an easier sell. We're changing the nook in the kitchen which was never really big enough to eat in, into the new laundry room. We're also updating the circa 1950 (but not cute) existing bath, putting new tile down in the kitchen, and painting every room in the house.

I've been taking lots of photos of the work in progress, but mostly they're not that dramatic or interesting to look at. I think photos like these have more effect when you can show both the before and the after. But the after doesn't exist just yet so I'll save the photos for another post.

It's a big project. Mostly it's a good learning experience, and it's even a little bit exciting despite the fact that we're not going to live here when it's finished. It's also a huge mess, and a risky investment, and a real test of my patience. But I won't complain, and I'm trying to stay positive, and learn to love the mess.

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