Screech.... (think sound of record player needle skidding across an old LP). Well not here at Red Gate Farm, nor at the infamous Peach Palace. Here's a sneak peak at what we've been working so hard on.
The 70's era front door, complete with opening "Who's there?" door thingy (obviously, I don't know what that little peek a boo door is all about).
After, new fiberglass door. Since this house faces south and most of our wet weather comes from that direction, you need a good weather tight door. One that will withstand the elements, this is Washington after all. We do get a little rain.
And let's not forget the lovely, interior sliding door (if you have one of these, oops!) I really don't get the interior slider... what purpose does it serve?
And look up... acustical ceiling with gold sparkley things, cottage cheese ceiling, whatever you call it... is GONE! That certainly wasn't my favorite project but it does look much, much better.
Now, replaced with a set of french doors. They will look much better when the painting is completed and we can remove the protective covering on the glass. Please also, take note of the beautiful new living room window to the left... it actually OPENS now too!
As expected, we've burned through most of the budget but have actually done pretty well overall. We had some cost overruns, such as the new front door but we also saved places, like the new french doors. The only "big" expenses left are the flooring in the front porch/sunroom and the flooring for all of the bedrooms.
Sometimes I find it hard to believe it was a month yesterday that we started... other times it feels much longer. Soon, I plan to be here... with that tea... and a book. Or maybe Christmas shopping.
Chris at Red Gate Farm