Friday, October 10, 2014

31 Days to a Complete Home Renovation: Day 10




When you buy a house, you always have a list of requirements, right?  Things like: must have 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a nice sized yard, and a decent kitchen.  Our list was fairly broad, considering that we knew we were going to have buy a lemon and fix it up.  But one thing we knew we had to have: a garage.

If you look back at day 1, you'll notice that there's no garage.  There's a carport.  Have a look:



Ryan took a break from the inside to work on getting the garage all squared-away.  He framed it in first:


That's Ryan's employee, Will, working on our house. Hi Will!


Now it's all wrapped up in the black paper-stuff (that's the technical term for it.)  Actually, my husband is away on a missions trip in Guatemala right now so I can't ask him what the paper is actually called.  But it's necessary, that much I do know.  





After we had it framed in, we ordered a garage.  Which, by the way, was super hard to do!  I had no idea there were so many choices!  Did we want windows?  No windows?  How many windows?  An insulated door or a non-insulated door?  A wooden door or a fiber-glass door?  Ryan, the sweet guy that he is, left it up to me to choose.  So I did.  And, of course I picked the most expensive one: 




Ryan stepped in at this point and said, "ok.  you can choose one on THIS page of the brochure.  This is the cheap page."  Ya know how once you get an idea in your head any other thing looks mediocre?  Yeah.  That stinks.  And it took me a longer time than it should have to pick one out.  But, I have to say, I do like the one we ended up choosing.  Here she is:




I was able to keep the windows that I liked but we opted for a cheaper, fiber-glass option.  It's perfectly fine and achieves the look I wanted without the cost going through the roof.  It's also super quiet, which is handy for those napping kids.

Tomorrow we're gonna take a look at the house after the siding was all taken off! It made an immediate, awesome difference.

See y'all tomorrow!
Elita













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