Monday, June 25, 2007

Buena Vista After - Kitchen

I love the way this kitchen turned out. The one inch tile backsplash is beautiful. As I said before, it is wonderful what tearing out walls can do for a space.

The vent hood and glass cooktop on the peninsula made for tons of new room. Also check out those slate floors. It is the same slate as around the fireplace.

I am a fan of stainless steel appliances.

Now the kitchen has a view of the outside. What a breath of fresh air!

Buena Vista After - Living Room

This fireplace looks so much better with slate and the new mantle. This is my best view of the wood floors we found under the carpet. How could anyone cover that up?

This is the rebuilt back wall of the living room along with the resurfaced back porch.

This is the half bath just off the kitchen area. The green looked weird in the can but great on the wall.

Buena Vista After - Master Bath

In the master bath, we turned an old closet into a stand-alone shower.

These new sinks looked great. The old layout only had one sink, but knocking out walls does wonders.

Here is the jacuzzi tub.

Buena Vista After - Guest Room

The guest room turned out very nice. This new tub and shower has a curved shower curtain rod. It is very cool.

This is the new sink and cabinetry.

Here is the slider that we originally had trouble with. It turned out beautiful. I also like the ceiling fans we used throughout the house. I probably should have dusted this one before taking a picture. Also notice the hand-scraped wood floors. The house was full of this great, old wood, but it was covered up by some ugly carpet.

This is another view into the bathroom. One of the highlights of the whole remodel is the flooring. Somehow, I didn't get any great pictures of the floors. This bathroom has large ceramic tile.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Cheyenne Roof 2

Here are the last few pictures from Cheyenne. This new roof looked really good. We also got lucky one night. While the roof was only about half done, there was a big storm with some tornadoes. The weather guy had it headed right toward this house (and mine - I only lived a few miles away). Luckily just before the storm got to me it veered further south. We got some heavy rain, but no damage was done the the partially completed roof.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Cheyenne Roof 1

While I had other things getting done at Buena Vista, I did a roofing job I got on a referral. There was a little shed in the back that was in pretty sad shape. We added it to the job, too.

This does not do justice to the horrible shape of the old shingles on this roof. All the grain was worn away and nothing but the fiberglass backing was left. I had never seen anything like this.

Another mediocre view of the old roof.

Roofing makes a mess. We moved that white tarp to keep debris out of the shrubbery as we tore down the two layers of old shingles.

Sunday, October 1, 2006

Buena Vista in Progress 3

We had some problems with a leak below the new sliding glass door in the guest bedroom. We had to remove the slider and rebuild the whole deck (luckily it was a small deck).