Benjamin Franklin summed it up perfectly: “There are no gains without pains.”
Walking through our home today, I felt the pain leaving me. I’ve joked with many folks about what this renovation has been like. It’s felt like a bad pregnancy – painful and uncomfortable. But now that we see that sweet, beautiful baby – it’s all been worth it. Now our feelings are that of excitement and joy.
We’re probably about 95% done. This next week is moving, punch, lots of the last steps of contractors. It’s going to be a zoo. But it will be well worth it.
I was able to snap photos of the home today – almost complete with the last coat of poly on the floors. Here is the living room.
The dining room towards living room
The dining room towards music room and living room
Dining Room towards kitchen
Looking down from second floor.
Second floor landing
Entry into master suite
My closet (!!!)
I really love how it is hard to tell where the old house ended and the new has begun. We are beyond thrilled that our vision of a seamless renovation/addition has been executed. Great job Ryan!
Second floor landing to third floor stairwell
Third floor stairwell. I love how this is new – yet looks like it’s been here forever.
Third floor bonus room
Third floor bedroom (Jonathan’s office)
Here’s third floor bath. Tomorrow starts the move back in. Tomorrow night will be the first night that we fall asleep under this roof – this year. I will keep Benjamin Franklin and his quote in mind while we are moving. But I think that the pleasure of our new and improved home will supercede the pain of moving.