So, for today's post, here are the Before Pictures of the Tenants Unit. It has some lovely features, but some challenges as well:
There is a nice sized Living Room. The walls and molding are in great shape. It's obvious the house has been well cared for in the past, but sitting empty for 4 years is never good for a house.....which leads us to some of the surprises we've found.
Here is the very red Dining Room.....with a mysterious hole in the ceiling. There isn't any plumbing above that spot, so we're not exactly sure what caused it! But I'm sure we figure it out during the course of the project. It's a great room with lots of windows. And don't you love the built in china cabinet?
The kitchen.....well, let's just say it's a bit tired...... and it's hidden in the back of the house. It would be better if we could tie it to the rest of the living space with a more open concept.Pin It
There are two small bedrooms off of the kitchen.
And I know the one room looks gold in this photo, but it's really a very odd green/gold. Don't get too attached to these colors - they will change!
As you can see, the bathroom needs some updating
The second floor has a wide hallway and a bedroom with cool angled ceilings and a large closet. But that's all that's up there. So if you need to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night - you guessed it! Dash downstairs. So..... I'd like to add a bathroom. It looks like there is space to do it. But we need to decide if that's affordable.
There is only one window upstairs, which translates into dark spaces! It would be so much nicer to get more light in there.
For now, I'm working hard to figure out how to update the Tenants Unit. According to the City records, this is a 2 bedroom unit, with one bath. And yet we really have 3 bedrooms. Should we keep all 3? Or consolidate the two tiny rooms into one large bedroom? For those of you that are renters, I'd love to hear your thoughts! What do you think we should do?
Want to see the Owner's Unit Before pictures? Click here!