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Old 11-10-2014, 03:12 PM   #1
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I'm new to the forum but not new to remodeling. My wife and I were living in a decent area of the city when we decided to get married. We started looking for a family home for us for a single couple to get started in life together. We found a good deal on a home with a big lot a mile from downtown Houston in an up and coming neighborhood. I'll start with my before pictures....

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Old 11-10-2014, 03:16 PM   #2
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Built in 1951 with the standard orange brick.
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:34 PM   #5
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:37 PM   #6
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Looks fantastic so far.

Love the progress.
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Thanks. I appreciate it. It's a 3 bedroom 2 bath 2088 sq ft home. The pics above were stolen from my wife's spacebook acct. almost all of these were mid project pics and I'll try to post up some finished pics. We started out with major(17 piers) foundation work. We've basically finished the master bedroom, master bath. Re sheet rocked the whole house, texture and in the middle of painting. About 90% done with paint. The floors are original hardwoods, they will be refinished before thanksgiving. Next up is a brand new kitchen. Doing white cabinets with shaker style doors. A large island in dark wood stain will be in the middle where the wall between the kitchen and dining area were removed. My wife is an interior architect (designer) by trade but does sales for a natural stone retailer. This is all her. I'm just the hired help. Have a baby due in Feb so running out of time to be finished. Hopefully the kitchen cabinets will be installed dec/jan. We paid lot value for this house.... The whole thing has been gone through.
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We started this project in October 2013....
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It's looking great landman.
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Couldn't get into the back yard with the cover....so first thing to do was to rip it down.
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Took all the burglar bars off... helped out a lot to make the house look less morbid. Some of the screws were more difficult than others. We removed this wall to open up the living space... in the next pic I upload you can see the open feel about it. You can refer to one of the first posts to see the dining area and the walls prior to tear down.
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Pics shown: Double doors added and widening the entrance into the master bath from a small single door. The living space with the walls torn down and the header tucked up into the ceiling. We had just started painting. A little "friend" tried to sneak into my gun closet. In the hallway pic in earlier post you can see shelves in the hallway. Behind that was a closet. We closed in the closet opening up into the middle bedroom(now nursery) and added a door to where the shelf was. I went on a dove hunt one weekend and grabbed my gun out fo the closet...something was stinking up the closet. removed the ammo cans and found a mouse had chewed through the baseboards but got stuck at its waist...pretty nasty to have pull it all the way through the rest of the way.
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The above picture of the cedar column is strictly for looks. It's to clad over the ugly iron column. We're doing the same thing and covering the entire chimney outside. The fireplace inside will be clad over with tile....that project will be a spring 2015 project.

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