Projects for the 1948 Cape
My DH is wanting to sell his cape this summer, so he has waited until now to rip out the original bathrooms to redo. He has done the downstairs bath with blue toilet and blue sink, and soon the cast iron alcove slide-in bathtub, also blue. He will then remove the blue 4-inch square tiles, which I'm telling him to save as much as possible. Someone could use those.
I've located two American Standard Cadet 3 High Efficiency water sense compact toilets like the one in our Alabama bathroom which works like a champ for the last two years. I've found a reasonably priced white bathtub for both bathrooms, and decided on the Fantech 2-duct exhaust system with in-line remote fan so the new master bath can piggyback to the one motor. I have not yet decided on the sinks, but one that drops into a small vanity would be best for both upstairs and downstairs baths. Both baths must have their doors removed and rehung to swing from the other side, and the electrical wiring relocated inside the bathroom where you can find the switches. Behind a door outside the bathroom is NOT GOOD.
After that, I'm thinking the only thing left to do is to replace the upstairs carpeting for the two bedrooms, and the carpeting in the fourth bedroom/study downstairs, and also put new carpeting in the big family room. It is 34 feet long, and only 13 feet wide. I'd like to add a bar top to a cabinet peninsula that divides the back door from the family room and kitchen, so that I can also make a mudroom area for that entry. Of course, on the basement level there is a real rudimentary mudroom just inside the basement from the garage, but it is like a cave and only DH ever hangs his work clothes and boots there. He still doesn't GET IT.
Anyway, I'm thinking about the furniture items which must be either eliminated or set aside for moving to Alabama. It is not easy up in MA to get rid of old furniture or possessions in general. Down here, if you put it to the curb, it is gone within an hour, no kidding. But up there you must pay someone to come get it, and then it is trashed instead of reused. I don't mean antique stuff, but solid things that have some life still in them, but it would cost us to bring it south, and then we'd have no room for it in our really small house. Which I've put on a "diet" anyway.