I have had fixer upper fever for a while now. I was just itching to get my hands on a pitiful run-down something that I could save. Then my Daddy called.
“Hey Baby. When ya comin’ to see me?”
“As a matter of fact, I need to come next weekend if that’s okay. I have a client moving in just north of you and I need a place to crash for a few days.”
“That’s awesome. I have just bought a little house close to campus and I need your help turning it into a rental.”
“Okay! What shape is it in?”
“Weeeellll……..it has a lot of potential.” (nervous laugh)
“Yippeeeeee!!!!! A fixer upper!!!!”
(laughter) “I’m glad you are excited!”
Be prepared…. this is not a “pretty picture” post…..not pretty at all…..YET.
Here she is in all of her glory.
I made a video as I did a walk through but it was too long to fit on the blog. If interested you can jump over to my facebook page and check it out to get the full effect… especially of the back side. Gulp.
Here are the bedrooms: yes, the door off the carport opened directly into this bedroom. Say what?
This is the second bedroom on the carport side. It is substantially smaller than the other two bedrooms which might cause conflicts with three female renters.
The floors are in great shape. That’s a plus!
This is the front door leading into the large living room. Dining is beyond the “holey” wall. Why?
Here is the opposite end of the living room with a door leading into bedroom number 2. All windows in the house are rotten and have to go. That’s sad.
This is the kitchen. The door leads out onto a little concrete porch that is about 8′ x 12′. Steps lead into back yard from there.
While inspecting the condition of the cabinets Daddy fell through this floor. THAT was not a good day. Angels, please protect him.
This is the hallway that leads from bedroom 1. Door on left goes to living room. Door on right goes to bathroom. Door at end leads to bedroom 3 and then into kitchen.
This used to be the bathroom.
Apparently an entire nation of squirrels had taken up residence under the tub years ago. Anybody want to buy a few million acorns? I can fix up you.
Appliance wall in kitchen.
And now, gulp, for the back view.
Jeff and I measured every inch of the space and I drew a plan to help us visualize where we were starting and where we needed to go.
Next up, I will share those plans and the evolution of the finished plan that we are now working from. It involved a middle of the night epiphany. I love those!
Come along on the journey of this fixer upper . It will be fun!