A history of the home
As told by Mr. L
The home is a three bedroom, two bathroom ranch built in the early 1960s. We purchased the home in the spring of 2015.
The former owner had neglected the home for a number of years and no maintenance had been done inside or outside for at least four years before our purchase. We approached the project from the aspect of deciding whether to tear the house down or remodel the entire structure.
Due to the unexpected quick sale of our former home, from which we were downsizing, we decided to remodel and hired a designer/draftsman and a builder immediately and planned as we went.
The updates included taking the kitchen and family rooms down to the studs and expanding both spaces. Vaulting the ceiling in both of those rooms, installing all new flooring, lighting, cabinetry, and appliances. Skim coating all of the remaining walls with plaster, replacing a majority of the windows, relocating the HVAC to the mudroom, and rewiring the whole structure. Expanding the master suite into an adjacent bedroom to accommodate walk-in closets, commissioning our cabinetmaker to build in dressers and closet cabinets in the master. Repurposing one of the bedrooms to function as an office as well as a bedroom, gutting and rebuilding both baths, refinishing all of the existing floors, and insulating the attic.