Plano Ranch Photo Diary

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This post contains photographs of each room before, during and after the renovation. It is updated regularly during the project. Keep checking the post to keep up with our progress ...

 

LATEST UPDATE: 05/09/2017

 

Building Exterior

Before:

 

During:

Till all the soil ...

Frame the bay window in (we needed the space for the kitchen cabinetry) ...

And stain up with weatherproof stain ...

Replace the posts with fir ....

Test different levels of whitewash for the exterior brick ....

Then white wash the entire house...

We even made a new mail box at the front, following the instructions that USPS has online, so that it would complement the new fir posts on the front porch ....

 

 

Front Porch

Before:

During:

Siding added to the ceiling, new posts ...

New front door ...

And, remember those old plastic shutters? We wanted new ones in wood, but with a distressed look, so we custom made those as well ...

Here are the shutters after we attached them to the brick ...

 

 

Back Yard

Before:

During:

Fix the fence (it was leaning over), power wash it clean ...

Stain and weatherproof ...

Remove a HUGE tree trunk! Here's Daniel and Eduardo (posing for photos!!) ...

 

Back Porch

Before:

New siding ...

Then stain up with weatherproof stain ...

Replace that old slider with a really GREAT French door, and trim it out ...

 

 

Mud Room

Before:

 

Take down the old sheetrock, add new ...

Remove the old dryer vent, paint up ...

We needed a sliding barn door between the kitchen and mud room. Maybe you recognize where this door came from (we had a bit of work to do to get it (back) to Eligra standard) ...

 

 

Half Bathroom

Before:

During:

Take the old sheetrock off the walls, put new back (with insulation behind ) ...

Tile the floor ...

New cabinetry above the toilet, new toilet ...

 

 

Kitchen

Before:

During:

First, knock down the wall between the living area and the kitchen ...

... and between the kitchen and dining room ...

Get the beams in place ...

Get the plumbing and electrics in for a brand new island ...

New sheetrock everywhere, beams and post in, plumbing vent line running up the post ...

Paint the walls and ceiling ...

Start the tile floor, right at the post ...

And carry on from there ...

Then we made a start on cabinetry ...

 

 

Living Room/Hallway

Before:

During:

Open up the space ...

 

... Remove the old (low) ceiling and all the insulation above it ...

... Take out the wet bar (we are going to use that space for a new laundry room, positioned exactly where you would want it - right by all the bedrooms! ...

Raise the ceilings ...

Uh oh ... trench for completely new sewer lines (see other post) ...

And if we are doing that, we might as well pull ALL the sheetrock off the walls and start with new ...

Insulate the INTERIOR walls (who wants to hear the kids in the bedrooms?) ...

... Then put new sheetrock up on the ceilings ...

Paint, trim the beams ready to be painted ...

We wanted a distressed look on the beams, so first we painted them black, then covered that with a coat of white to match the walls and ceilings. Crazy, right? ....

 

Then start the flooring. These are the best floors - engineered hardwoods, 1/2" thick, in oak. And we used a very expensive (but well worth it!) 4-in-1 glue that acts as a moisture barrier and sound proofing membrane, as well as a crack suppressant ...

We had the chimney fully cleaned and serviced, a small crack in the firebox repaired (with warranty) and the whole thing weather proofed. We also added a new chimney cap and spark arrester. The firebox got cleaned and painted, and we added shiplap siding over the brick ...

French doors instead of the old slider ...

 

 

Dining Room

Before:

During:

New windows throughout, trimmed in a farmhouse style (this one is the practice run!) ...

 

 

Laundry Room

Before - well, there wasn't really a "before" - the laundry room as was became the Mud Room (see above). All that was in the hallway was a closet behind the old wet bar:

During:

Get some plumbing in there ...

Remove the HVAC return and relocate it ...

And make it into a real laundry room ...

Tile the floor, add bi-fold doors ...

Plus we hand-made a drop down laundry rack for this space ...

 

Bedroom 4

Before - with a built in desk and small closet:

During:

Re-frame for a bigger closet, pull all the sheet rock off the walls and replace with new ...

Sheetrock on the walls, flooring down, window trimmed, bi-fold doors ready to go on ...

 

 

Bedroom 3

Before - with a small closet because the other half was used as a coat closet in the entrance foyer:

During:

Take out the door in the entrance foyer and switch the space around, then re-frame for a bigger closet ...

New sheetrock ...

Flooring ...

Bi-fold closet doors ...

 

 

Jack & Jill Bathroom

Before:

During:

Let's make those doors wider ...

... Get rid of the old heater, bath tub, toilet ...

All new plumbing ...

Pull all the sheet rock off the walls and replace with new ...

Get the plumbing in, as well as the niches and brand new bath tub, paint ...

Then tile the floor ...

And start tiling the walls ...

Then plumbing fixtures, new toilet (got to get rid of that plumbers tape!) ...

And we wanted barn doors to finish off the look, but these ones are custom made for the Jack & Jill bathroom. Here's Elio putting them together ...

And Elio & Edwin hand planing and sanding them before conditioning the wood and staining them to match the other doors in the house ...

 

Bedroom 2

Before - with small twin closets:

During:

Re-frame for a bigger closet (exactly the same size as Bedroom 3 now) ...

New sheetrock ...

Paint ...

Add flooring, bi-fold doors for the closet  ...

 

 

Master Bedroom

Before - with small twin closets:

During:

Re-frame for a MUCH bigger, walk-in closet space ...

Pull all the sheet rock off the walls ...

Add insulation ... even in the closet ...

... and between the bathroom and bedroom ...

Then add new sheetrock ...

Paint ...

Add flooring ...

Trim out the window and get ready for paint ...

 

 

Master Bathroom

Before - with a wall between the bath tub and vanity, and a door to the hallway as well as the bedroom:

During:

Take out the old bath tub and toilet, remove the separating wall ...

All new plumbing ...

Frame for the shower and set up the pan ...

Plumbing in for the new double vanity ...

Paint ...

And plumbing (plus niches) in for the master shower, set up the shower valve system, and start tiling the floor ...

And the walls ...

And add plumbing fixtures there as well (more plumbing tape to tell the crew about!!) ...

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