Meet Madison

Madison was built in 1937 and is an adorable brick bungalow in need of some MAJOR TLC.  I love these older brick homes with the original wood floors and a real fireplace! My husband is doing most of the work himself and we won’t be moving in just yet, it needed a lot of drywall work done, water removal, sealing, windows, painting… and the list goes on. These pictures are not pretty at all but here goes!

The front of the house: (we have recently trimmed all the bushes and cleaned up the vines a bit)Screen Shot 2013-08-27 at 4.23.07 PM

Now the inside front room has an awesome bay window!  That’s the old kitchen counter my husband ripped out on the floor:Screen Shot 2013-08-27 at 4.22.07 PM

The kitchen floor was some nasty laminate that was laid over more nasty laminate. We plan on laying down some tile in there, and put in new countertops, a sink, faucet, the whole deal.   Screen Shot 2013-08-27 at 4.24.25 PM

This is one of the kids bedrooms. There was water damage to the ceiling and it ALL had to be ripped out. (shout out to GTJ!!) Screen Shot 2013-08-27 at 4.36.43 PM

Our bedroom upstairs was made into a little mother-in law suite type deal so we are knocking down the dividing walls up there to make it one large bedroom:Screen Shot 2013-08-27 at 4.24.46 PM

The scariest picture of all I think is the basement! Looks like a dungeon. Wait until we finish it off though (this is a little later on the list of to-do’s)Screen Shot 2013-08-27 at 4.37.01 PM

The garage was a mess also. All the walls had to come down and new siding put up. It’s still being worked on. The downside to this house is a TINYYYY yard. Very tiny. But we will manage, this is after my husband mowed the weeds and knocked down the little fencing that was blocking this area. We are going to lay sod in here:Screen Shot 2013-08-27 at 4.25.10 PM

So much work to be done! But looking forward to getting in there! Sorry the pics are crappy, taken quickly with my phone.

Stay tuned, we are having fun picking out paint and the rest of the finishing touches!


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