By popular request, here are some more before-we-get-our-hands-dirty photos for your viewing pleasure. Behold the vision of decades past.
One view of the kitchen, with its black on white color scheme. If you’re trying to figure out the window into the panel dimension, there is a “bonus room” that was added on to the house as part of the 1970s remodel. What was originally a window to the backyard is now a pass through. One of our long-term plans is to eventually expand the kitchen into this space.
The master bath with its various shades of green and strange vanity. We actually kinda dig the sage green bathtub. The wallpaper not so much. And the vanity has to go at the first opportunity. This is a very long bathroom with a shower at one hand, the double sink vanity, and then the toilet and tub. So there is some space to work with.
The downstairs bathroom, actually quite reminiscent of our current pink and green tiled apartment bathroom. We plan to get the master bathroom up to speed before moving onto this one.
An exciting corner of the rearmost downstairs bedroom (hey, its hard to photograph a room when you’re wedged in one corner). This is the largest of the original bedrooms, with two closets. We plan to use this room as an office.
One of the front downstairs bedrooms. This is the smallest of the bedrooms but the only one with balcony access. There is another similarly sized bedroom directly adjacent to this one that does not have access to the balcony (even though the balcony extends in front of it), but instead gets a groovy corner window with southwest exposure.
Out on the balcony, looking out at our street. See those ugly awnings? We tore them down straight away. Pretty much the first (and possibly easiest) improvement we made.