Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Farmhouse Facelift




We are in the process of remodeling the farmhouse that we live in. It was built in the early 1900s but has had several different eras of add-ons as the years have passed by. We love old houses! They are our favorite.

As the crew has been tearing down sheetrock and pulling out fixtures, we have been able to see a small glimpse of what the original house might have looked like. Underneath the layers was the old cloth wallpaper, wooden walls, holes where the wood burning stove used to connect, and the old fireplace just to name a few. You can really see how sturdy this house really is. It is make of solid wood from floor to ceiling.

The house was 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, but we are in the process of re-configuring the space to be 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a good size utility room and a new kitchen. We need some place to put all of these babies we are going to have! The exterior will have a new paint color along with a revamped porch.

We are trying to stay with the farmhouse look and keep as many original things as possible including the old doors and hardware, original hardwood ceilings, and all of the charm. It looks very scary right now all torn up, but I can't wait until the end result. They have estimated it taking around 3 months to do everything.

Here is a preview of last weeks progress. I will try and update periodically so you can watch the remodel with us.

10 comments:

The Kramer Family said...

And if you can't tell already......

I'm a slideshow fanatic. I think they are great.

Sarah Shalley said...

I love the slideshows too! You taught me something new, again. :) I LOVE the old doors and the porch - they tell such great stories. Can't wait to see the house make progress.

Jennifer Bacak said...

This is the coolest thing ever...the slideshow rocks! You're such a professional blogger! I'm impressed.
Can't wait to see the finished product. Keep us updated.
Love you Kramers!
jenn

The Vann's said...

Lynsey! This is awesome! I can't wait to see the final product. I know it will be amazing! Good luck! Love you!
Carissa

The Mosiers said...

Lyns I love the house! I can't wait to see it all finished. It's going to be amazing!

I also love the slideshows as well!

Judy said...

Wow Kramers! I can't imagine it being any cuter than what it was before the destruction, but I know it will be amazing! How fun! Keep us updated. I love the blog and the slideshow. I can't wait to see this cute house all finished!
Judy

Bill, Heather, and Company said...

Howdy Kramers!!

I'm behind on my blogging, but I wanted to drop by and say hi. Remodeling, Cows... lots going on.

The other day (after getting back from Super Summer) Addison handed me her toy phone... I asked her who it was and she signed K-K's momma. She misses ya'll, maybe after Ohio we can get together. Anyway I told her to give the phone to Heather.

Talk to ya'll soon.

shauna maness said...

yeah! i love the farm house! what a cool project!

call me girl!

Sarah Shalley said...

what lab do you use for printing when you send them off?

thanks!

texasmcvays said...

That slide show is sooooooo cool! I may have to do that as we build. What fun! I hope you enjoy your time living with family as you remodel. What a blessing your place looks beautiful!!!