It has been much too long since I made an entry into this blog. A lot has been accomplished since my last post. Alma and I have almost finished the interior of the 4th floor and have moved in. Walls, walls arches, kitchen, bathroom and flooring all finished. Here is what we have so far.
The windows we added really brightened the whole place up a lot. The rearranged bathroom, although still narrow, is much more spacious feeling and the addition of a window in the shower accomplishes what a fan would do and it lets in more natural light. We still need some furniture and lighting fixtures but for the most part it is quite comfortable.
The renovation work on our building is continuing, sometimes at a painfully slow rate. However, all the destruction on the 4th floor is finished and reconstruction can go forward in earnest. The kitchen and bathroom are seen in the back of what will be a studio suite with as much open floor as possible. There are two large windows in the kitchen with the oven/range going in front of one while the sink goes in front of the other. Stacking clothes washer and dryer will be in the corner closest to the banos next to a large upright pantry. Soon we are going shopping for flooring and appliances.
The progress report is as such:
Ground floor – no work completed except to get plumbing and electricity working
Second Floor – no work completed except to get plumbing and electricity working.
Third floor – 70% completed with lighting, furniture and flooring to purchase and install.
Fourth floor – 40% completed with destruction finished. Reconstruction started recently.
Alma and I found a property, after months of search, which we thought we could afford to purchase and renovate with the idea of generating revenue and ultimately selling . The following are some photos of the property before we started work on it. The pictures are from November of 2017 and I will shortly post photos of our progress.