We decided that the inside was clearly our main priority. We had three months to remodel the house, our house, before we had to move in. It had been vacant for a year. The primary living spaces & master bathroom were gutted and we removed the wall between the kitchen and dining areas to create an open floor plan.
We didn’t have a contractor, so I began demolition. Initially my husband laughed at that, but then he came home from work after the first day and was really surprised at how much I had accomplished. I ripped out all of the carpets and padding and took down the curtains & hardware. That’s when he finally got motivated. My parents also came to visit & were a tremendous help with the demolition.
We completed the demolition, but I was injured in the process and we hired a contractor to complete the project. The injury set us back a bit, but after a couple of weeks of recovery, I was able to use a brace and continue to work.