As promised, here are some pictures of the remodel we did. It turned out to be a massive project, but looks great (especially now that we're done). Let's start with a couple before-ish photos.
The kitchen. The refrigerator used to sit in the empty spot.
The living room. There used to be wall-to-wall carpet where the hardwood is. Unfortunately, that wood was in horrible shape.
The hole in the wall. The trick is to seal it up while allowing for future access to the pipes.
These sections were rotted away and the whole subfloor needed to be replaced.
OK. Now for the final after pictures.
We didn't do anything on the outside except fix a couple spots where the water didn't drain the way I wanted.
The living room. Boom.
We moved the fridge and my dad built this cabinet & counter.
New sink. new counters. New dishwasher. All refinished cabinets. Just stop for half a second and admire what took us MONTHS to do.
Custom chop block.
Custom countertop too.
MEGA thanks to my dad for coming up TWO weekends to help make these.
Without the fridge here, we added a mini counter for a microwave.
NEW garbage disposal.
What hole? It now also has an access panel just in case...
We changed the sink facet in the bathroom.
We repaired the subfloor. With carpet, you would never know.
We didn't do anything in the backyard, but I like this panorama.
Don't worry, we didn't work 100% of the time. I did my best attempt at Pottering using a paint roller.
We're ready to relax for a bit before taking on any new projects. It'll be nice to get back to a semi-normal routine too.