Hey there, Guys! It’s been over 4 months since my last post, so there’s a good chance you may not remember me… I am the Minnesota mom with the 60’s mod fixer, who naively thought it would be a quick and easy remodel… And then spent 11 long months with workmen parked out front. Some of our set-backs had to do with bad luck (like the 3-day torrential rain last June when the roof was exposed), and some of them had to do with poor planning (like spending a week installing a vented soffit, and then determining the fin walls had to come off, losing that work). These set-backs were expensive and absolutely prolonged the project. For sure, our home’s design made for challenging work for everyone involved, and I am happy we were able to find some brave souls to tackle it! It has been an up and down journey, but as I sit here one year later, I think we may have made it through. We toughed this one out, and feel (most days) that we made the right decision buying this home. It’s all good, you don’t have to worry about us anymore!
Sooo, I bet you’re after a little “before and after”??? I really wish I could make that happen, but I am needing just a few more months for decorating and landscaping to present a more dramatic “after”. Sorry!!! But, I am going to include a few photos of the cedar on the exterior and some “in-progress” interior shots. I know, a year should have been enough time to have it all perfect, but I am struggling a bit with the look I want inside. Another excuse is: We have a puppy. Enough said!
Okay! I gave you a little sneak-peak at how the exterior is shaping-up… I really look forward to rethinking the landscaping, and getting the deck recoated and furnished. Things that will have to wait a few more months, due to the crazy amount of snow and cold we still have! Let’s move on to the situation inside, shall we?
That about does it for my “still in-progress” update. I will try to check in again as changes are made…
Making a modern home with big volumes warm and inviting is so challenging! But it’s not going to happen on its own, so I will keep experimenting. It would be nice if our doggy would stop chewing on everything, so I can at least put a few pillows out… Gee wiz! Good thing he’s so cute!