We have five short weeks from close of escrow to move-in. We have an aggressive list of what needs to be done by move-in:
- New flooring downstairs
- Removal of acoustic (popcorn) ceilings throughout
- Fresh paint throughout
- One working bathroom downstairs
The actual kitchen renovation will be on hold until these top 5 items are done. We'll set up a make-shift kitchen in the laundry room. The laundry room has a sink, small counters and space for our fridge. While it won't be ideal, it will work in the interim.
Rick got working on the demo the very night escrow closed. He soon discovered that this 1970's fixer in fact has a sunken living room. I've always kind of liked sunken living rooms! I asked for input from friends and found that folks are usually strongly for or against them.