Thursday, November 6, 2008

It is finished

It is finally done. Many of you who frequent this blog have likely heard about the "8th St" house. Well this is it and it's all done. This is where a good portion of my nights, all my weekends and holidays have gone for the past 11 months. It has been a good deal and truthfully it would have been done 2 months ago if it weren't for a certain plumber. Anyhow I know I've posted the "before" pictures previously but it's usually more fun if you can see the old and new side by side. In every case the pictures are of the same area of the house but maybe from a slightly different angle.




































It's difficult to see in the new picture but the bathroom is 2' wider and has a closet area not shown.




















when I got in to the framing of the kitchen I found that most of it was arbitrary so out it went. turns out there was about a 20' vault that was hidden so we opened it all up and now it has a lot of cubic space. also it was in the exterior kitchen walls that I found some newspapers from the early 1880's. There was also a full Ogden Examiner Sunday paper in one spot of the kitchen floor used to shim it up.















The house was not trashed like this, well it was, but there wasn't literal garbage on the floors. I just got ahead of myself with the demo before I got the camera out. You put a sledge in my hand and things happen, I can't help it.


































This is just a bedroom. The house must have been remodeled in the 60's or something when the mid-century modern windows were the cool thing to do. We made them big...again.















This shows how the kitchen and dining area were 3 separate rooms and are now 1 big room.

This was essentially a closed porch which we closed even more and made it usable footage. We also did this with what used to be the front porch, we changed it to an entry.

12 comments:

Shelley said...

WOW...I feel like I just watched a show on HGTV! ;)

Kimbo said...

Nice work Eric!!! It looks amazing. I bet that's a great feeling to have it finished. I'd buy it :)

Ryan & Danielle said...

eric you have a great talent! love love love the 8th street house!!! you will def. be getting our phonecalls on the first house we purchase! congrats!!!

caroline said...

Congratulations!!!! What a sense of accomplishment! It looks amazing- I love all the lighting you added, the colors, the tile and all the other details. You guys do awesome work.

Carrie said...

It looks so good!
AHhh! now you can relax! that's a huge accomplishment and the house looks amazing! great job!!

Carrie said...

ps i LOVE the color on the walls of the front room!

Anonymous said...

YAY! Congratulations! I love this really cute house! You made so many amazing changes! The colors, tile, bigger rooms, lighting, and all that you've done has made it more modern and it feels so much bigger! I love every single room! It looks even better and bigger all cleaned up - Good Job!! I know it was so much work for you - but the result is AWESOME and now you can relax and enjoy the holidays!! (Even more so if it sells soon!). Good job Eric - we are so proud of you and your talent! (We are also proud of your sweet wife and family for their help and their support all those evenings, week ends, and holidays when you couldn't be with them).
Love you all,
mom

The Jeppsen 5 said...

Niiiice!! Looks great!! I love the gray(?) wall color in the living room. And the kitchen/dining room looks so much bigger with vaulted ceilings and all opened up! Great job!!! I bet it's nice to be done :)

Amy said...

Wow! I'm definitely impressed!!!
I'll have to look into how much trouble I'd get into if I had you remodel our apartment :)

Brady and Taryn said...

It looks awesome! When can we move in? j/k But it really does look great! So much bigger and more modern, Nice work!

Kristi Clinger said...

It looks great. So cute. Are you flipping houses for a living?

blogginscoggins said...

Yippeee - anything I could add has been said -
What a LOAD OFF!

Love you guys!