Rather than rambling on - nobody reads this blog anyway - why don't I just show the progress via pictures. Here we go!
Living Room: We had the built-in bookcase removed, as we want to have an entertainment center or a library there.
|before - with built-in bookcase|
|during - built-in gone + a literal hole in the wall|
|during - hole in the wall gone (pardon the increasing clutter)|
|cabinetry - ugh! The backside of the built-in was hidden in this|
|the other side of the hole in the wall, is the same hole in the wall.|
Once the cabinets were gone and drywall up, the room feels much more open and airy, and less like a workshop. I forgot to take a picture of the drywalled wall, but you're not missing much, seriously.
Ceiling: The house throughout, except the main bathroom, has this type of wood slats and cross beams for the rather-low ceiling.
|yup, a skylight. It helps brightening up the living room. Although it probably wouldn't be good for TV-watching.|
Bathroom: We didn't plan on doing anything on the bathroom, since everything was in working order. Ugly, yes, but functional. Let's just wait on remodeling it later, after we move in.
Of course, that was the original intention. Lo and behold, one thing led to another:
|sky-blue walls, brown tiles, vinyl floor. Oh my.|
|original 50's tiles were removed.|
Next, I'll post an update on the other rooms.