If you’re just joining us for the first time, how about you start at the beginning?
You Can Start Part One of the Tour Here. Each one will lead you to the next!
Alright, now that you’re here, we’re going to jump right in.
We last left you in the kitchen. Now, come on in and see the dining room:
Standing in the kitchen looking into the dining room. Oh cool, look to the right in the photo. There's no cover on that light switch! nice.
On the other side of the dining room looking toward the kitchen. I have to say that I absolutely hated this floor.
This was the fan in the dining room. Good condition, but not exactly our style...
For some reason I was very excited to have a fan remote control! What can I say? I've been deprived of cool technology most of my life... The funny thing is that it didn't have batteries in it, and we never put batteries in, so we never even used it! haha!
Now we’re going to move on into the hallway/stairway area.
Standing here, the dining room is to the left and behind. Overall view of the hall/stairway. That's the backdoor on the left.
Closer up of the first few steps. There is actually laminate flooring on the front and tops of the stairs. I don't know what that box thing is made of ply wood. Also I don't know why the drywall is missing on the left "wall" of the stairs.
"Closet" space under the stairs. No door, though.
This is underneath the stairs, could make a good storage space later.
This is what you see when you're deep inside the closet and you look to the right.
drywall missing, to name one.
Looking up the stairwell from the bottom of the stairs, there is a cool outlook window at the top which brings in some much needed light.
Now we're going to walk you up the stairs. Lovely carpet isn't it? Was this color popular in the 80s, or when? I can't figure it out. You can't really tell in these pics, but it was definitely an aqua color.
And the next level also boasts this lovely carpet.
Now, that's leading up to the master bedroom, which you'll have to wait until tomorrow for!
Back at the bottom of the stairs, this is the first bedroom you'd run into after walking out of the dining room.
That's the closet door. Very old. Seems to be original to the house.
Plantation shutters. Cool. View of the back deck. Cool. Ugly jacuzzi. Not cool.
Standing near the closet, looking back to the hallway. That door is also very old, looks original to the house. As you can see this room is missing doorframe and floor moulding. Also, there is a penciled image of a kid surfing on the wall on the right.
When you exit the first bedroom and look to the left, this is what you see. The bathroom. *Note: same floors as dining room. EEK!
shower is to the right as you enter. There is a cool built in cabinet which was a huge perk for this bathroom.
knob missing. You either get to take a bath or a shower, not both.
shower head... functional...
the rusty curtain rod, and the shower light.
Oh, here's a better overall picture of the built in cabinet.
Vanity and toilet area. That thing above the toilet is a secret messaging hole from the living room heater to the bathroom. The purpose of that is so that everyone in the living room can hear you when you're peeing... haha. Don't know why the toilet seat is up. I don't like that very much.
Don't know why, but this is the ceiling by the door as you enter the bathroom. Those are the pipes of the shower and stuff from the master bathroom above. Bank owners patched that before we closed escrow, and painted it a color that almost matched the original paint color! haha!
This is a small room that is halfway up the stairs. Actually it's about 3 steps up. Yellow room with cool baseball fan. Wanescotting is a very good brownie point for this house.
Another view of this room. Has good views looking out the window and lots of natural light.
This is what you see when you look out the side window. The upper part of the deck that's on the side of the house, which you'll see during a later post..
Looking out this window is the backyard and views. Sorry that we didn't open the shutters more when taking these pics. Just didn't think about it at the time.
Angled view out the backyard.
And with that, we’re going to put this tour to a halt and kick you out and invite you back tomorrow!
I know that was a lot to handle, we hope you enjoyed looking at this disaster of a house. I know there are some good things about the house, but there sure are a lot of issues, isn’t there? I wonder what you would do to change this house so far?
I can’t wait until we get to show you what we really did to transform and simply fix this place up.
Come back tomorrow and we’ll show you the upstairs in our master suite.
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