Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Bungalow: Furnace Project Underway!

The bungalow had a furnace when we moved in but it was old and the duct work was old, dirty and inefficient.  So the first thing David did was remove the furnace and tear out all the duct work.  He purchased a new furnace immediately but had so many other projects to do to make the house comfortable that he scheduled the furnace installation for later.

And later is now.  We're cutting it close (warmer weather has disappeared and cooler weather is here) but it'll be done before we freeze to death!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Some Interesting Features in the Bungalow

I really like old houses.  They're not always as efficient as newer homes but they're interesting and quirky.

Our bungalow doesn't have a lot of interesting or quirky features but it does have a few.  Take a look:

I kind of like this light fixture that's currently in the living room.  We weren't planning to keep it but it's growing on us.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Finally - a Tour of the Bungalow

It's been a long time coming but I finally put together a tour of the bungalow.  We have to have before pictures, right?!  So here we go.

Sun Room

The sun room is located on the front of the house and has windows on three sides.  It faces the south and is pretty sunny in the early evening.  It used to have an awning over the front windows but we took it down.  It definitely helped with the sun and heat but it blocked the view.  David plans to build a new awning but with more of a minimalist design.  We didn't have any furniture for the sun room so we did purchase the wicker-like love seat, two chairs and the all-weather rug.  He's working on a rocking chair that a customer gave him for the other end of the porch.

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Family Room is Confused!

The family room is confused.  It doesn’t know what it’s supposed to be.  It has a coat closet, an exterior door, a desk, some comfy furniture and a tv.  It doesn’t know if it’s a family room, an entry or an office!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Bungalow - Landscaping!

We've been in the Bungalow for almost two months.  Most of that time has been spent working on the outside. We chose to do that for a reason. The last three years at the fixer upper have been tough on both of us, but especially David. He didn't have a shop or a yard to piddle in.  Gardening and building things are how he relaxes. So we decided we would do the outside stuff first and then work on the inside this winter.

We did enough on the inside to make it habitable and comfortable enough before he started outside. As is his custom, he's been very busy and very productive.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

The Bungalow - A Look at the Outside

"The Bungalow" - that's what I'm calling our new house.  Not very original, I know, since it actually is a bungalow.  Maybe Gardner's Circus or the Gardner Zoo would be more appropriate.  At any rate, I think I'll stick with "The Bungalow".

I've never given you a good look at the outside so I decided that today was the day.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A Month in the New House!

I can't believe we've already been in the new house for a month. Time sure does fly.

And I can't believe I haven't written a blog post letting you know what's in store for the new house.  I'm a little overwhelmed because it needs so much but I'll try to give you a quick overview with more details to come in future posts.