Speechless Sunday - Step 1 - The Floors - Before & After

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Speechless Sunday - Step 1 - The Floors - Before & After

My son & his wife just Closed on their new...or should I say OLD home in Charlotte. I'm so excited for them and can't wait to see the 'finished product.'

Floors Before*The 'before' - an ugly mess but, we could envision the 'glory.'

The floors were an ugly mess - covered in linoleum and the sellers had no clue what was beneath the linoleum. We discovered gorgeous old 1-inch hardwoods beneath half of the kitchen & dining areas and the other half had old tiles that needed to be removed so that the hardwoods could be extended throughout the entire area.

 

The Floor Weaving*The end of a full-day of weaving

 

The Finished Product*The finished product - Day 3 the floors have been restored to their glory!

 

Okay, so this wasn't 'speechless' (Sunday) but, I have to admit the end results left me speechless!

 

Next is painting the cabinets and installing a peninsula/island...the progress continues...

 

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I totally agree, Barbara Todaro! Those floors are truly gorgeous and the job the guy did weaving them was perfection. I know it wasn't an easy job either!

Jul 09, 2018 10:10 AM #13
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I was expecting something about 80% of what we got, Roy Kelley - they were just SO old and in such horrible shape. The transformation was spectacular, for sure!

Jul 09, 2018 10:11 AM #14
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I certainly will, Amanda S. Davidson! I'm as excited about the renovation as they are and it's not even my house! LOL

Jul 09, 2018 10:12 AM #15
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Oh, lucky you that he's sharing those with you, Myrl Jeffcoat! This is such an exciting process for them...and for us! 

Jul 09, 2018 10:13 AM #16
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Will Hamm, here's a photo of the linoleum when they bought it...

Before flooring Matt & Mili's

Pretty drastic difference, isn't it?!

Jul 09, 2018 10:16 AM #17
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Hi Kathy Streib! And, it's been a great lesson for them - you don't HAVE to buy new construction or a home that has already been remodeled. You can buy something wonderfully old with great bones and turn it into exactly what you want! 

I will say, Matt has learned a LOT of patience during this process! I think that, despite our telling him he'd have this done by the end of August, he expected it to be done YESTERDAY! LOL  He now sees that when done right, it's worth a little bit of 'wait' time!

Hope you're having a wonderful week!

Jul 09, 2018 10:18 AM #18
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Me too Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886! They're enjoying it so much and learning so much about homeownership with their first house - no doubt, ALREADY!

Happy Monday!

Jul 09, 2018 10:19 AM #19
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I completely agree, Patricia Feager! They're spectacular and they definitely turned out better than we expected. Thankfully the flooring guy is a perfectionist and it really does show, doesn't it?!

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Jul 09, 2018 10:21 AM #20
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The floors look good now!  I can tell that it will be a fun remodel and I want to see the finished product as well.

Jul 09, 2018 10:30 AM #21
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Thank you, Brian England! I will definitely share the changes here as we go along - it's definitely a fun ride!

Jul 09, 2018 11:15 AM #22
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I loved building our new home, but guiltily admit that the remodeling and updating of our first home ... a mid-1800's sorely in need ... was much more fulfilling.  I'm almost jealous of your kids' adventure, Debe Maxwell, CRS.  Enjoy every second of it with them!

Gene 

PS:  Beautiful job on those floors!! 

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Debe-What a difference a little or a lot of elbow grease  makes. 

Jul 09, 2018 12:54 PM #24
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Debe they are off to a great start on the floors, and I bet they do an equally great job on the rest of the house.

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What an incredible difference that makes. Our first home was a serious fixer upper and I did all the work myself. It was hard but we had a blast and loved the finished result.

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You know, I have the same passion for old homes, Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi! (I guess it runs in the family!)

I had a blast building our home too but, this is just so exciting seeing old bones coming to life. It means so much that they didn't tear it down and re-build like so many buyers are doing these days. This is so much more rewarding, isn't it?!

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I agree Sharon Lee! It's a lot of elbow grease and a lot of or friends and family are chipping in to help and it has been so much fun!  

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I can't wait to hear what the painter told them tonight about staining the concrete floors in the mud room and the laundry room area. The cabinets will be painted too and that should be exciting, George Souto! At least after that is done, they can move into their kitchen! I'm sure it'll look amazing when they're through.

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I love doing this type of thing too, JL Boney, III - it's just SO rewarding and it's also helpful when we show buyers potential in a home that they think there's no hope for too. 

Have a wonderful Wednesday! 

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So no update today - the painter won't be there until next weekend but, hopefully the island will be installed or they'll decide to purchase a rectangle high-topper for the space where they were thinking about the peninsula. They're loving these floors though!

 

Coat 1 of the hardwoods

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I totally agree Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi! I have a passion for old houses anyway so, seeing them returned to their glory (and then some!) is so exciting to me!

Hope you have a great week ahead!

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