Friday, February 15, 2008

The beginning: We bought a house!!!

View from the road... We are still undecided on if we should keep the cross or not (complete with Christmas lights). It might come in handy should we decide to crucify me later for deciding that we should buy this house..
This so happens to be the front door (the door open) as no one really wants to walk up the 10 foot dilapidated staircase to the dilapidated porch..

This is the basement/garage/rat village/dungeon/ (ran out of good words, please feel free to add as you seek fit).. Our original plan of turning this into game room might be derailed, more to come on that later..

This insulation is all ruined and needs to come down. After researching it, unless you are setting up Rat Condos and charging rent, insulating the floor is pretty much useless. I can definitely vouch for the rat condos part..

This would be the guest (hall) bath. Pay close attention to the custom wallpaper design directly in front of you. I am assuming that was inspired from a Homes and Gardens magazine photo perhaps a DIY hack watching HGTV. Either way its f-a-b-ulous... I honestly cant imagine anyone using this thing, however.....

The hair that the previous owner left us on the shower wall once gain proves us wrong, it IS move-in ready.

This is the master bath. I am going to save you from the details.. Its small and somewhat dirty, I figure they must not have cleaned upon moving out. Its easy to understand how things can get away from you being that you only clean the house once every decade..

Yes sir, that is one nasty toilet. However by the condition of the house, I think the previous owners just assumed shit on/in the house. So this thing might in fact have had little to no use...

This is the newly re-designed kitchen. Complete with cereal left in the cabinets for us to munch on while we look through the house. I tried to get my hands on the Cookie Crisps but my agent (pictured) had already eaten the whole box.. She looks like she is writing (probably that I am an idiot for considering this house) but she is really pulling all of those drawers out looking for more snacks...

This would be the living room. Thats making a assumption that there were people in this house that actually lived. As you can see the lovely hardwoods are coated with baking soda to mask the smells. Also that paneling you see, its in EVERY room. Wow, one room wasn't enough for that warm earthy feel? Really?

Some photos of the rooms to show off the modern, high end wood paneling. I should thank the previous owners for trying to mask the paneling with paint (the baby blue especially). The entire house except for closets and bathrooms is done in this stuff. Talk about vintage.. bleh..


pam huston said...

What a dream say Park know this house has lots of "Potential" you just have to uncover it.........and as soon as the "yuk" is pulled away, you will see a different house.....I can't wait to see the end result.............Good luck!!

troy. said...

Just curious...can you briefly explain (or give me a link) what you mean by insulating the floor is useless?

troy. said...

Just curious...can you briefly explain (or give me a link) what you mean by "insulating the floor is pretty much useless"?

Damon said...

Hey Troy, I am glad you enjoyed your visit to our blog.

I formed my opinion from googling if it made more sense to insulate my floor rafters or to insulate the walls of my basement. I didn't save the sites I read up on it to send your way but if i were you I would spend some time researching the topic.

I would definitely do at least one of the insulation methods, being it either the floor or the walls. Just do some research on the pros/cons of both.