Every good remodel comes fully equipped with the ‘look what it was like before we started work on our house’ pictures. And so, for your viewing pleasure, I present to you Ozzie’s humble beginning:
The front door opens up into a comfortably sized living room.
The living room with eventually turn into our living room/dining room/nursery/bedroom when the remodel gets underway. The rectangle block on the wall was once a chimney to a wood burning fireplace. We will eventually take that down and build a Murphy bed along that wall so the room can serve its many purposes.
Continuing the tour, we will go through the further door on the left in the picture to our closet and bathroom space.
Compared to the apartment we lived in before we bought Ozzie, this bathroom situation is like a spa for us. Our old place had a bathroom with a shower that was hardly big enough to fit one person standing up. Despite the fact that the shower head in this bathroom comes to about shoulder height, I will gladly take the space we have now any day than the situation we had going on before.
Now, turning back around out of the bathroom, we’ll go back through the closet into the living space again.
We’ll continue on into the door frame with the checkered flooring.
Again, although this kitchen is a bit out dated (we think the cabinets and sink are original), I am thrilled to have normal sized appliances and a decent amount of countertop space. Like all spaces in Ozzie, the kitchen will also serve multiple purposes. Husband has set up his office under the window in the kitchen. Although not the most ideal space for an office, it seems to be working well for us right now and frees up more space in the living room for everything we need in there.
Moving right along we’ll continue through the kitchen towards the back of the house.
Looks can be very deceiving here. We were not sold the washer and dryer with the place, so this space turned into a storage area before the shed was built.
This area marks the part of the house that will be first to go. It appears that originally Ozzie ended at the back of the kitchen. This space is actually part of an addition that was attached to Ozzie later. This part of the house is not built on a normal foundation, but rather a post and pier method that isn’t really suitable in today’s construction world. This addition space will be the first part of Ozzie to go, so we can build a new foundation that will support the addition we plan on building.
Rounding out the tour and continuing through the added part of Ozzie, we head into the bedroom.
Again, compared to our old apartment, this bedroom is a pretty decent size. Unfortunately, we won’t be enjoying this space for long, as we have to tear this part of the house off in order to move forward with our remodel plans.
And that, my friends, is the grand tour of Ozzie! He isn’t much, but we are thrilled to call this little guy our own and excited to get to work making Ozzie even better than he is now!