I have decided to write a list of what needs done room by room in the new house. I will warn you this will be a long post....LOL
The first thing we need to do get an Energy Audit on the house so that we can claim the Provincial Government rebates.
I'll start at the top and work down.
All the plaster and lathe to be removed, all to insulate, skylight to put in on west side of roof. Roof vents to put all over roof. New window in the dormer window. Drywall throughout. Electrics to do right throughout the attic, electric base board heater to install. Stairs to move, if possible, if not possible, new stairs to purchase and install. Floorboards to lift, and save to reuse in other parts of house. Plywood floor to put down, carpet, storage cupboards to make and install, and decorate.
That was two bedrooms that they knocked into one. Put a dividing wall back and have one large bedroom and one smaller bedroom. Install closets, so electric work to be done, new sockets etc, and decorate.
This room is fine other than the closet which just needs to be sorted out, and probably decorate.
Door to attic, space to be converted to a linen closet. Shower to be pulled out and a new walk-in shower installed. Extraction fan to be installed above shower. New vanity unit and sink. Decorate.
Stairs and landing:
Door on landing to be taken out and a smaller window put in there. Stonework outside to block up hole left. This may not sound like a big job, but it is a major job. Decorate stairs and landing.
There are two partially finished closets in here, as they are classing it as a third bedroom, so they are to take out. There is a pocket door to the bathroom behind the living room. That is to take out and drywall the hole. Decorate.
New kitchen cabinets, worktops, appliances and decorate...which translates to MAJOR MONEY!!!
This is an add on to the house, and has no heating in it, and they have removed the door from the mud room to the kitchen.
Put baseboard heater in the room. Put doors on the closets, decorate. Put door back on between the kitchen and the mud room.
Main Floor Bathroom:
Remove the shower, put in claw foot tub. Decorate and re-jig the whole room.
All the wood paneling is to remove, not a wood panelling type of person. Dh is going to build a stud wall in front of the original wall and add more insulation. Drywall the whole room and decorate. New patio door to install. Wood burning stove insert to install into the existing fireplace. Move the stair case to give a better flow in the room. Electrics to sort out. New hardwood floor to lay.
Basement under family room:
Re-jig the two piece washroom down there. Make a "laundry room closet" to hold the washer and dryer. Drywall and insulate the whole room. New drop ceiling, electrics and put new flooring down, not sure what yet. Build new storage closets.
Basement in main house:
New windows to install.
Now this is the basic list, I am sure I have left out some work and when we move in, we will no doubt "discover" a lot more things to do. All I do know for certain, we will be on with this for many years to come, as money will factor a lot into this.
I will post a list of what is to do on the outside of the house on Thursday....
A couple of updates:
Our mailing address and our physical address are different, finally got that figured out. Its all to do with the actual township we live in, doesn't have a post office, so we are being pawned off to the nearest town with a post office.
Also don't faint, but I have actually packed a box...YEAH!!!