I’ll update this later on with some descriptions, but for now, enjoy some photos!
Update: Okay, so I promised an update. Below are some pics of what has been going on over the last week. I was getting them thrown up quickly as we had a friend’s Christmas party to go to and I wanted to show some of these things off. Below each picture is now a description of what you are seeing.
This is a set of double entry doors we picked up at ReStore, the Habitat for Humanity store in Kansas City, which rocks! I hadn’t been there before, but the place is simply amazing. It has new and reclaimed stuff for houses: sinks, windows, doors, tubs, trim, flooring, lumber, etc. It is officially like crack for the DIY remodeler. The prices are amazing. We picked up these doors, about 90 square foot of brand new hard wood floors (to finish one room), some plumbing supplies and a new exterior light for about $220.
Here is the hardware on the door, it was still wrapped up in plastic, so it’s not a great pic. I’ll get some pics of the hinges later on too, they’re huge!
I think we will actually use these in our bedroom for the master closet. They will fit almost perfectly and be a real feature in the room. They are just under five foot wide and just over seven foot tall.
This is a window that our friend Don picked up at an auction a long time ago and it’s just been taking up space, so he deeded it over to us. It’s about 4 foot by 4 foot. I believe we will replace with the existing bathroom window with this behemoth and have a ton of light.
The tub. Another wonderful pickup by Don at auction. It’s a Kohler, extra wide, oval tub. The thing is huge for a five foot long tub. And looks super comfy. Hopefully we’ll have it installed within the next couple of weeks.
Finally, this is the shot looking from the littletheorist’s bedroom at the back of the house all the way to the front wall in the master bedroom. We gutted everything on this third of the house to move a wall, re-do the plumbing and re-insulate the walls. I’ve been trying to get some good interior shots, but it’s hard to tell what’s going on when there are only studs.
It felt really good to buy some stuff to actually go in the house. After weeks of destruction, the prospect of putting things back together feels really good.