Saturday, December 26, 2009

In Which Things Are Moving Along On The House

Today was an absolutely beautiful day! We drove over to the new house in the afternoon so that I could do a little work outdoors on that terrible ivy, as it was an absolutely perfect day for it, and I brought the camera along. I thought I'd show you just a few pictures of how things are coming along inside the house with some "before" shots and some "present" shots. You can really start to see what a beautiful home it's going to be!

And of course the really great things about it is just how accessible it will be for wheelchairs; already it's much, much easier for Jer to get around the house even with all of the construction lumber and debris. The doorways have all been widened now, the sunken floor eliminated, the carpet removed (though the laminate floors haven't gone down yet) and the layout has been changed in minor ways to make it much more wheelchair friendly. We should be able to have anyone and everyone over at our house-- how great is that? But I digress; on with the pictures!

We'll start with my favorite room in the house.















From dining room . . . to library! I'm a little giddy just thinking about it! The shelves are absolutely gorgeous and they haven't even been painted yet. And check out that new window-beautiful!

The kitchen is coming along quite nicely as well-- no more sunken ceiling, huge box light fixture, or two-decade old appliances.














Aren't those gorgeous cabinets? I can't wait to see the finished kitchen!

Here's the former family room.













This will now be our dining room! I love the paint color on this wall; the picture really does not do it justice.

And of course the living room.














The sunken floor is gone, there's a gas line that's been run in, the new fireplace is being built right now (that big indentation is for a massive TV-- Fraggle Rock will never have looked so good!) and there are more exciting changes on the way!

Not pictured here are either of the bedrooms, the office, the bathroom, or the laundry room, but trust me when I say that amazing things are happening there too! Things are moving incredibly quickly now, and with any luck we'll be in the house sometime in the first half of January.

I can't wait to sit down in a nice cozy armchair in my new library with a cup of tea and a book!

~Jess

11 comments:

Julia O'C said...

Ooooh, house pictures! I love looking at your house pictures! I'm so excited for you and your family. I have a feeling 2010 is just to a great year for you guys!

I hope Connor is doing well.

Galen said...

How exciting! The house is going to be wonderful. The accessibility features will be so helpful, and it's beautiful to boot!

Lin said...

WOW! The place looks great! I'm glad there are good things happening in your life. I can't think of a family more deserving. Merry Christmas, Jen. It's been a joy going on this ride with you each day.

therextras said...

Very, very happy for your family! Everything is so right for how this home is coming together for you. Barbara

Kristin said...

The house looks great!! I can't believe you mentioned Fraggle Rock - its playing on our TV right now! :) Will be excited to see things when you're all settled in.

Anonymous said...

Your home looks so very beautiful, and so perfectly designed for your entire family to live and love in!
May your New Year be Blessed,
and may things continue to go along smoothly for your new house & home!

Anonymous said...

Your home looks so very beautiful, and so perfectly designed for your entire family to live and love in!
May your New Year be Blessed,
and may things continue to go along smoothly for your new house & home!
Celia

leah said...

Wow, you are doing a beautiful job with the new house. I LOVE the paint colors, and the white trim makes everything "pop!"

Katy said...

Looking good! We turned our dining room into a "library" too--we've got more books than fancy dinners 'round these parts.

Greymare said...

The before and after shots are amazing! Doesn't even look like the same house in some rooms. :) Oh, and the Connor as a kitty pictures are too cute for words in your last post. Hope ya'll are having a nice rest of your holidays!

Mark said...

Did your contractor use slab lifting for your sunken floor?

 
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