Sunday, June 21, 2009
The Great Reveal
After nearly 14 months of working on our 100-year old four square every day (and reading plenty of other home bloggers), I've finally decided enough's enough, I need to start documenting the renovation process. Not that I'm really sure renovation's the right word since there's very little actual construction going on, something that I think is a necessity to make a project a full-blown remodel or renovation. We're also not really a restoration since we're choosing to keep some things historically accurate, while others a bit more modernized. I think we're kind of more like a rehab/redecorate. Our house has always had great bones, it's just been a bit abused over the past 50 years or so, It seems that the majority of the prevous owners just lived here, not really touching a thing. A new coat of paint here or there, patching a hole in the wall--otherwise it was good enough for them. On the plus side, it means we don't have to waste a lot of time undoing the messes made by previous owners, but on the other side, it means that the few changes that have been made were executed pretty poorly and that the house really needs to be brought into the 21st century.