Still Here... Still Pluggin' Along...

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Home Stager with Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369

Still Here... Still Pluggin' Along...

I, (the Flufftastic Fairy, from Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc.) haven't been blogging much because I have been renovating my new place... in Summerland, BC.


It's about halfway there... (probably more than that, but it seems I still have so much to do...)

Anyway I have had requests to see the progress, so I thought I would post some pix...


Remember it was gutted down to the studs & most of the walls moved or removed at one point, so I guess it has come a long way... :)

kitchen beforekitchenmid

The wall on the right was moved 3 feet into the 'office' nee original dining room. I haven't found counter tops yet, but the plumber was nice enough to set me up with a temporary kitchen sink so I could stop doing dishes in the ensuite sink. :) Tiling has begun on the walls & the floor needs to be leveled before tile goes down there... I haven't decided on handles yet for the cabinets either.

tempsinkkitkitchen tile

 

I knew I needed an office & the original dining room was the perfect locale. Lots of light (although all the windows need replaced) I have a 280 degree view of the neighbourhood!

original dining room, now officenew office

 

I think the bathroom is the most amazing transformation... (as most are) to the right of the showerhead was a compartment for the original water heater. It had leaked for years & the floor of the compartment had rotted, so I placed the new heater in the laundry room so I could have a full sized bath tub! Tiling is about half finished and counter tops have yet to be found.

main bathnew main bath

 

This is part of the addition. It's not a large living room, but there is space for a dining area at the photo's POV so it works great! New ceilings with a plaster finish & a beautiful light fixture have changed it dramatically!

original living roomnew living dining room

 

I work on this every day & soon it will be finished, then I can hang my art etc & make it a real home... And get back to WORK!

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Rainer
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

You're right Kathy! I can't wait! Although every milestone; getting hot water, getting electricity, getting the floor done in a bedroom so I could assemble a bed so I didn't have to sleep on an air mattress anymore were all such great victories and if I stop to think about it, I know I have come a long way!

Oct 09, 2013 05:41 AM #7
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Thanx BU-FU! I'm so glad we are facebook friends & stayed in touch. I only had my iPhone for the longest time (almost 3 months) so writing a blog post was almost impossible & I also wasn't inspired to... Thanx for being there all this time!

Oct 09, 2013 05:44 AM #8
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

I will Roy! Seeing your photos on fb all the time has helped me stay in touch with you too!

 

Oct 09, 2013 05:45 AM #9
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Thanx Gary! I'll just keep pluggin' until it's all plugged out!

Oct 09, 2013 05:47 AM #10
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

I agree Than, my life has been a bit topsy turvy lately...

Oct 09, 2013 05:48 AM #11
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Lol, Sharon! The main reason I don't have said items is budgetary... I know what I want, but until the funds from the sale of the Alberta house are released I can live with plywood surfaces... (it's like camping!)

Oct 09, 2013 05:51 AM #12
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Peg-You are doing wonderfully and have come a long ways baby as they say.  I know you will have that dishwasher hooked up as soon as you can

 

Oct 09, 2013 06:36 AM #13
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Kerrie La Guardia
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Holy cannoli Peg....you are my idol!  I did my bathroom and am about 70% done with our new kitchen....don't you just love it?!?  It feels so good to invest money, sweat and tears into a home.  Looks wonderful, thanks for sharing your progress.

And nice to see you here, we've missed ya!

Oct 09, 2013 07:13 AM #14
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Roy Kelley
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I just posted a blog about your profile photograph. Have an outstanding autumn!

 

Oct 10, 2013 12:20 AM #15
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
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HI Peg -- good to see you again, and congrats on making such great changes in your new home!  It's going to be worth all the hard work, and when you're done you'll have your new home to enjoy for many years to come.

Oct 10, 2013 02:51 AM #16
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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You have been plugging along Peg, you've gotten a lot done here. Thanks for the photos of the before and current, fun to see.

Oct 10, 2013 06:40 AM #17
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Thanx Sharon! It's so great to have all our conversations! I'm really glad I met you, thanx for all the encouragement! <3

Oct 10, 2013 09:53 AM #18
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Thanx Kerrie, It's good to be here!

I'll need to see some of your pix!

Oct 10, 2013 09:55 AM #19
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

LOL, Roy, I'll have to go take a look!

Oct 10, 2013 09:56 AM #20
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

That's right Maureen, I am making it my home so I can enjoy it!

Only partially thinking of resale... Just like my last place, which sold in 8 days for 95% of asking... so I can't be all wrong...

Oct 10, 2013 09:58 AM #21
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Thanx Tom. I really do wish you lived closer, it would have been nice to have someone who really knows what they're doing around now!

Oct 10, 2013 09:59 AM #22
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Peg,

It's coming along beautifully and will be uniquely yours and oh so inviting.  Love the "new" home.

Oct 10, 2013 10:20 AM #23
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Janice Ankrett
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Peg, you are amazing and I have enjoyed following your updates on facebook. Keep it up you are almost there!

Oct 11, 2013 11:33 AM #24
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Thanx Judi! It will only get better the more I have done... I just need to get it finished! :D

Oct 15, 2013 02:36 AM #25
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Thanx Janice! It's getting there! The plumber is coming today or tomorrow to put the toilet & finishing parts on the tub in the main bathroom! I'll also get him to install the sink so the only thing that's needed is the countertop!

Oct 15, 2013 02:39 AM #26
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