House Renovations – Before/During


So we got this house, knowing it was a fixer upper and needed more than a little bit of work but after Mike tore through it, pulling up floors and breaking walls, it needed more than a little😏😜


The uneven slope of the floors aggravated Mike so he went to work pulling up the laminate, the linoleum under that and the plywood… and some of the main floor boards themselves, so that he could try levelling some things out a little and get rid of some of the loudest floor creaks 😬

It went from safe, to ‘proceed with caution’ real quick 😜

This is a view of Uncle showing Spencer around in the basement and my view of it through the kitchen floor (or lack of😜)

I have been the main garbage hauler.
We got a bin from Greenland Waste and they brought it to the house and it’s ours to fill for three weeks, saving on MANY a truckload to the dump.

(After… which is usually supposed to look BETTER 😜)

The kitchen cupboards were ripped out and there was no saving them for use in the shop, as they’d been built into each other and excessive amounts of nails used in doing so 😬

The carpet was pulled up from the two bedrooms upstairs and I got to tear down the closets built into them as well.

The laminate was pulled up from the living room, traction strips pulled off the stairs and bathroom gutted 😏

I’m beyond ultra thankful we can live at Mom and Dads while doing the fixing πŸ˜¬πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ’•

The house and shop are on two town lots, making for a decent chunk of  yard 😊
I tried transplanting some maple trees that were growing under the porch, so we shall see how they do πŸ˜‹

As mentioned already, Mom and I thinned out the existing raspberry patch and the stalks are now getting leaves so we didn’t go too wild on them I guess πŸ˜‹πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

The thing about this kind of reno is at least almost anything we do, will be an improvement and make a noticeable difference, right?



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If you have done reno’s before, what would be your biggest piece of advise?

Author: jessicapeters95

Hello humans 😊 This is where you learn about me I suppose, though anyone reading this right now most likely knows all the boring details ;) I am Jessica Rose Peters-Hagenouw. (Always thought I'd be able to pronounce my married name but hey, life doesn't go as we plan.) June 11, 1995, tis the day Robert and Bonnie Peters received the most adorable, amazing, wonderful, surprise 3rd child they could have dreamed of. Speaking of being the third child, I have an older brother and an older sister. Both of whom are married and have wee little families of their own, making 'Aunty Jess' another name I go by. I grew up and have lived all of my years up till November 2015 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Making summers that are extremely short and winters that never end, vast open spaces, northern lights, unthinkable amounts of mosquitoes, lakes, forests and people waving to you on the grid road all different things that mean = Home. But Home is not where I'll be for some time. My husband is a Dutchman, living in Europe. Therefore I too have been living in Europe for the last few months. The reason I started this little blog/journal/writing thing, is to document a bit of my "whole new world," for those at home who wont be awake at 3:00 am wanting to hear about how I couldn't find flour at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek into my little life 😊

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