The guts of the new house have been purged. Here are a few updates.
The kitchen--we completely gutted it and designed a new kitchen from scratch. (When I say "we" I mean the contractor and his crew...this was way beyond DIY).
The living room--we pulled up the carpet, removed the stone wall and gas fireplace. We are building a free standing wall that hides the entrance to the back hallway. We wanted to have a more modern built in gas fireplace but it wasn't it the budget...so for now the TV will go there. (Which I want to hide somehow...I don't love the idea of a TV being a focal point in the room).
The back deck might look nice in the left pic, but it was completely rotted and needs to be replaced.
This is the upstairs bathroom. We debated working on it now verses later. We decided to just go for it because the entire bathroom is just awkward and unfunctional; i.e., a bathtub, but no shower. We host foreign exchange students and guests regularly and will devote the income we earn from that to cover the expense of the bathroom.
We're moving in tomorrow; it's an adventure right?