Maybe this time it’s more like redecorating. The good thing about purchasing a pre-owned house is that you can redecorate and remodel it to your taste. The bad thing about purchasing a pre-owned house is you might have to redecorate or remodel for your taste. For me this house was move in ready except… The rugs needed to be stretched and after checking with neighbors it seems that solution didn’t work for long … so the hardwood floors. In the kitchen all the appliances were white and the ice maker in the fridge wasn’t working and the stove was electric so changing to first stainless steel and second a gas range was just too tempting.
It had been awhile since I’d purchased appliances and I was in for a bit of a reality check. It seems that since the last time when we purchased an appliance and it was delivered complete with installation things have changed so that a licensed plumber has to hook up the ice maker and the gas. I guess a home owner can do it but I’m not sure.
To make the whole procedure a little more complicated I didn’t have gas in the kitchen. Yep, gas furnace, hot water heater and fireplace. Even a gas hook up on the patio but not in the kitchen. So understandingly I did have to have that installed. And, I’m fortunate in that my son is a plumber with his own business. All in all it took a week to get it all in and hooked up but I love it.
So next thing on the list is getting the yard in shape and with the abundance of rain that may not happen for a while. Maybe it’s time to play and let the projects wait for a bit.