Tuesday, May 22, 2012

One Year Ago

One year ago this past Sunday, we got the keys to our "new house". Mere hours later we had already begun tearing down the walls between the downstairs bedroom and dining room, which today are now our dining room and, well, space between dining room and kitchen. The floor plan is completely rearranged, a 4x6 meter two-story addition nearly completed, all new plumbing, electrical, heating (except the furnace), insulation, walls, floors, ceilings, windows. There is essentially nothing left in the house that resembles what it was before. 

View from the future kitchen,
towards the future dining room
To say that this was a big undertaking is a huge understatement. 

What the hell were we thinking? That about sums it up. 

Was it worth it? Would we do it again? We're not done yet.
Ask us in a year. 

View from the future dining room,
towards the future kitchen
Current dining room,
looking towards a work-in-progress kitchen

Kind of obvious: old stairs
New stairs
Greta's future room

Greta's current room


  1. such an awesome transformation! I love the dining room/kitchen.

  2. It's amazing what you've done in a year. It looks great. We hope to come visit some day soon.

  3. It's all so beautiful! I really like the dining room, kitchen, and the sunny space off the dining room. And I love what you guys did with the stairs. Fantastic job! Enjoy the heck out of it this summer.

  4. Wow! I love what you did with your house. The stairs is an amazing improvement and your daughters room is so sweet!