Wednesday, August 09, 2006

A little late....

My husband and I have been working on renovating our 120 year old two flat since July, 2003 and are nearing the end of the major renovation. (though, what is the end?).

Our house before we started work:

For a quick summary, we did a partial gut, 2 new kitchens, 2 new bathrooms, refinished floors, stripped a marble fireplace, stripped a staircase , stripped doors, landscaped the front yard, got a new roof, new boilers, new water heaters, pulled up flooring to the joists and installed insulation, leveled, new subfloor, and new wood floor and carpenting. Whew. (yep, we've been busy). During that time, we also got engaged and married. (oh, and had our first tenants which was a huge learning experience). We also did massive renovation to our 100 year old garage after the City threatened to take it down. (then the garage demolition program coordinator was fired).

On the short list now, we are trying to finish up molding and some painting in our unit so we can move back in. (we've been staying in our rental as the big "tear up the floor" project happened. On our "short list" of things we'd like to do this year is (1) install all our molding in our unit (2) paint the living room, dining room and hallways (3) repaint the front fence (painted and repaired in 2003).


Blogger Jocelyn said...

Hi Christina! I am so glad you started a blog on your place. We need more 2-flats on the scene and it's nice to have other landlords who deal with that whole issue.

Your building is so lovely- I bet it looks great after the renovation. Looks like Ukranian Village to me- but you don't have to say of course.

We are about to select new tenants, which is a bit nerve-wracking. Any tips for us? :)

September 07, 2006 9:38 PM  

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