Thursday, October 11, 2007

What is the blog all about?

Since we are starting to renovate our newly purchased home I wanted to have a place to share our progress with friends and family. There might periodically be other items we share but mostly house stuff.

We recently purchased a 1950's home in the near northside of Indianapolis. The poor little house just hasn't had a lot of TLC over the past few years, but since this area was a very affluent area in the 60's and 70's the house has great bones. The following is the list of things we will be redoing to our home over the next 2 months (hopefully most of this gets done:):

Completely redoing the kitchen (cabinets, countertops, appliances)
Knocking out a wall between the dinning room and kitchen to open up the space
Putting a patio door in where a window now exists in the kitchen
Completely gutting (to the studs) and remodeling both bathrooms
Refinishing existing hardwoods in the 3 bedrooms
New carpet in the great room
New hardwoods in the dinning and kitchen
New tile in the bathrooms and laundry area
Replace all interior and exterior doors
Extend the closet in the master bedroom
Build a closet in a large second bedroom
Electrical work (replace breaker box, rewire to major appliances, basically make sure we are modern and up to code)
Plumbing work (replace all corroded plumbing, replace water heater, etc)
Replace our like sixty some percent efficiency furnace

Down the road stuff to do:
Replace windows
Paint exterior part of home
A whole heck of a lot of weed pulling and getting the landscaping under control

Already checked off of our list:
Installed new garage door opener
Cut back overgrown trees so that you can know see our house from the road instead of a jungle:)

So just a few things to do over the next couple of months, stay tuned to see how we do in reaching our goals of putting our house back together again (thus the name of our blog the Humpty Dumpty House).

P.S. I do have before pictures that I will post as soon as I have them downloaded.

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