Monday, March 2, 2009

Buy a House then redo the whole darn thing

Back in November we bought a house in Peoria AZ. Since then, I've been on my bike maybe a half dozen times. The house was a foreclosure that had been vacant for about a year. Apparently it was originally purchased as a rental/investment. When the housing market went poof, the owner stopped making payments to the bank and the renter got evicted by Sheriff Joe's boys. I don't know anything about the renter, but judging from the condition of the house, he/she was rebuilding engines in the living room, or something like that.

After 3 months of work, we are down to rebuilding the kitchen and family room, and hoe to have that done in 2 or 3 weeks., then we start on the outside. Here's a shot of the powder room sink arrangement:

The countertop is pine, and temporary, until the bamboo countertop Sean is going to make arrives. The layout is basically what it will look like.

For some reason, we seem to like the look of bamboo. Here are a couple of shots of the upstairs floor.

And, just to make this a bike related post, here's where the bike sat while the garage was being used as a paint booth.