The Lake House Renovation: Our Bedroom, Day 1

Posted 10 July 2016 at 5:33 PM | Comments (3)

A couple of weeks ago, we closed on a house! We haven’t owned a home since our Chicago condo, so we are part newbies and part experienced homeowners.

Our new house is a small, 1959 ranch and close to the lake. For now, I’m calling it “the lake house.” It needs a lot of work. A lot. On our first day of demolition in our bedroom, we discovered a little bit of everything I feared: zero insulation, critters, rotting wood, and mold spores.

We have only minor experience with renovation, but we’re about to learn. All we know right now is that 1) it’s going to take a while, and 2) we won’t be able to afford what we want to do. So where to start? With the part that’s free, of course! D-E-M-O-L-I-T-I-O-N.

Here’s what we did today in our new bedroom.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Bedroom, Renovation Day 1

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Bedroom, Renovation Day 1

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Bedroom, Renovation Day 1

3 Responses to The Lake House Renovation: Our Bedroom, Day 1

  1. Jared says:

    Congratulations. Excited to follow the progress.

  2. Greg Thompson says:

    I am starting ng from day 1! Haha. No insulation in that exterior wall?

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