So I haven't written in over a week because my next post should be more about our depave efforts and the work on the driveway. But honestly, I can't get motivated to blog about gravel and digging. Also, I am currently STILL dealing with this project so motivation is low until I can truly cross it off my list. Luckily, we never stop remodeling so there is always another project to talk about.
The problem I saw was that there were a few GLARING issues in the house that might make an appraiser a little nervous about the house. These were not big deals to us, but I know to an outsider they showed some red flags. 1. The stains in the basement from a few small but persistent winter water leaks, 2. Small outstanding issues from past work, missing trim, unpainted windows, etc. and last but not least.... The staircase. This is one of the worst parts of it all. Just to give you a reminder see pictures below... Scary!
There was no way anyone was going to give us a positive appraisal with the current state of our blue trimmed, cracking plaster, water stained ceiling, poorly lit stairwell. It looks like we had a new project and it was a big one.