The fun part has finally started. We closed escrow on the beach house on Friday and work on the house began today. The "funky" ceiling in the downstairs family room is gone, as well as all of the cottage ceilings. The photos here show how dramatic the change in the ceiling is and you can see we gained about 6" of ceiling height! I have no idea why or how long this ceiling has been in the house. I am just so happy to see it gone!
Both bathrooms are gutted and the old kitchen will be torn out tomorrow. It's hard to believe that so much can happen in the first day.
Last week I hired a wonderful guy named Dave to help with most of the work. (And no this is not my husband Dave!) He is pulling all of the permits and keeping the remodel on schedule. He also ordered all of the new windows. We expect they will be here in two weeks.
Last week I ordered all of the kitchen cabinets which will be delivered on Friday, picked out the hardwood floors and ordered the hardware for the bathrooms, kitchen and new outside h/c shower. I also picked out tile for both bathrooms. There are so many things to pick out and order and I haven't even started furnishing the house yet. Holy smokes.
But I am so happy the work has finally begun!