More Demo!!!

One of the changes we are making to Old Savannah is the flow.  These days, people like to have a more open floor plan that is more conducive to families and entertaining.  We are looking to open the wall between the kitchen and the family room.

We were able to remove the plywood paneling, in the family room, pretty easily.  No surprises behind the wall.

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What do you think about the panelling left in the room?  Should we salvage it with some neutral paint or replace it with Sheetrock?

Let’s Tear Some Things Up!!!!

The original homeowner is out of Old Savannah & what is the first thing we did?  We started tearing stuff up!!

Demo is so much fun and exciting!!!  This is the time when you can let loose and not worry (too much) about damaging anything . . . it’s coming out, right?  And you never know what you may uncover??

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We definitely discovered some unexpected things during this process.  Remember the shag carpet (aka ‘indoor green lawn’)?  We couldn’t resist the temptation to go ahead and peel at back the ‘green lawn’!!  We just needed a peak!!  We were just as pleased as we had anticipated being!

Remember this sight?

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…well look what we found underneath!!!!

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Look at these solid oak floors!?!?  What finish should we use???

 

Wallpaper Woes . . .

The dining room, kitchen, and hall bath all had walls covered in wallpaper.  You can imagine the cloud of dread looming over us.     

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Our initial concern was the age of the paper and that we would not only remove the wallpaper, but take Sheetrock, as well.  So imagine the relief we felt when we started to remove the dining room paper in full sheets!  Sheer Joy!!!

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Now lets hope the other rooms come off as easy!!!!

It’s Official . . . we have our first property!!!

Words cannot express the excitement we are feeling!!!  Could hardly sleep, last night, because we officially closed on Old Savannah, yesterday!!!

So many ideas made for a night of little sleep.  Home Depot must have known this, because after a quick meeting with them, last week, they already have a first pass at the kitchen.

This kitchen:

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Remember?  Gold countertops . . . green carpet (trying to be linoleum) . . . 1970’s wallpaper.

Well, here is a first pass and where our head is:

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Look at that update- it already looks better and this is just a CAD!!!!!

Thoughts???  Share them below.

Next step . . . demo . . . stay tuned.

People First

LincolnPeople first, right? The owner of Old Savannah was going to sell his car for $100 because that is all he thought is 1989 Lincoln Town Car with 100K miles was worth. I told him I would like to help him get more, which he did. I just watched him put $1500 cash in his pocket this afternoon! Needless to say he is ecstatic! Never forget, people first!!

 

. . . And Here We Go!

Well, we purchased our first house (Old Savannah) and close tomorrow. What?!?

This full brick home has all of the great bones of a 70’s ranch, new roof, new windows, new HVAC, original hardwoods . . . this should be a slam dunk!  Now add the fact that it is located in a quiet neighborhood with great access to Target (duh!) and other great shopping, this is going to be great fun.

Oh wait-did we say hardwoods?

Well yes, we have hardwoods . . . underneath this!!

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This lovely green shag has preserved the original hardwoods, and are reminding me of grandma’s.  I mean, this carpet has been very well maintained and looks like a lush green lawn . . . inside a house.  And don’t worry, if the shag is a little much, there is also sculpted carpet (to look like linoleum) in the kitchen area.  Never have I ever seen this before?  Honestly, it’s kind of cool, but will probably not be a strong selling feature this house.

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now we just need to bring it into the new millennium.

We can’t wait to peel back the shag and reveal the gorgeous hardwoods!