Over the past few months, we've been working tirelessly on making the rooms "livable". By livable I mean, better insulated, supported and safe. We started with the back nook, moved to the office area and have been focused on the finishing touches in the bathroom and kitchen - - namely the tile work and hood.
Unfortunately, we (i.e. "Ang") miscalculated the amount of tile we were going to need for a kitchen and the new eating nook and we were on a four month hold to wait for the tile to be shipped from China! In my defense, we did have enough tile but I thought the grey would go great in our entryway too and that is where I messed up. How was I supposed to know the tile store would sell out!
In any event, our house is odd and the property records are sparse. We've hunted through property records and the city has different records from the county and then the tax assessor has even different records. What we do know is that the house is permitted for four bathrooms and anywhere between 2-3 units, depending on your resource. At one point in time, we imagine that the house was much like a box with a covered porch off to the side (the side closest to the driveway). Sometime in the 50's or 60's the owners added the big white box of stucco onto the front of the house, which looks less than stellar in our opinion. We actually just found out on July 4th that this area was indeed permitted so this is great news!
|The back nook before - gross.com!|
|We actually installed just one 4 x 4 window but it didn't maximize the view so we reinstalled two|
|Checking out the floor joists|
|Pretty snazzy right?|