Just a few days ago I shared some photos of a little white house in Cameron, Texas that we were about to start a renovation on. I called the post You Have to Start Somewhere. It was a sad little place, with peeling paint, rotten wood, scary paneling, and all the usual stuff you see in an old house that had been a rental unit for years.
Well, just take a look at her now! Work started on the renovation right after I took the photos, and the Ricky Mora’s guys have been working hard every day since then. They have a different style of work than some of the other teams we use. Instead of a couple of guys doing things over a month or more, they bring in LOTS of people all at once, and get the work done in a couple of weeks. The quality is good, so we are not complaining!
I’ll include a gallery with lots of photos below. I made a collage of the same angle before and “during” renovation. It looks better already. When it’s done and the porch is all screened in, there will be one to compare with the “before” picture, though! You can see all the trucks in the video walk-through we posted to Facebook (it’s at the bottom of this post).
Here’s what’s done, which is a lot in less than a week–check the walk-through and gallery to see this transformation in progress:
- Exterior has been painted the tan color we paint all our houses, with white trim.
- Rotten wood has been replaced throughout exterior.
- Front porch has been repaired.
- Ugly paneling has been removed from main living area, and cracks in plaster repaired.
- New back door installed.
- Back porch rebuilt, with new solid walls on one side where water heater will go.
- Extra doors in bedrooms have been covered up, including the random door to the exterior from the back bedroom.
- A wall has been removed to eliminate a central hallway, making the main living area much larger.
- Bathroom rotten floors and ancient bathtub have been removed.
- Ceilings are repaired.
Naturally, there is still more to do:
- Paint porch floors gray
- Paint interior walls (all the same light color)
- Add new screens to porches and windows
- Replace flooring throughout house (with something easier to work with than the Travis 1 house)
- Kitchen cabinets, including new ones along new solid wall from eliminating extra bedroom door.
- Kitchen counters (not sure what will be used) and sink
- Kitchen tile backsplash
- Bathtub and sink in bathroom
- Move water heater to renovated back porch, in a new closet (so if it goes bad, the floors aren’t ruined)
- Scrape all windows of remnants from extremely sloppy old paint job
- Replace unpleasant ceiling fans and all other lighting
Estimate for completion is next Friday…wow. Come back next week for the update on it!
Gallery of Improvements
Live Walk-Through of House in Progress (from May 26)
Touring the Travis 2 renovation. This is the formerly white house we posted about earlier in the week. There were some issues at the beginning, so you miss walking into the house, but keep watching. It starts working soon.
Posted by Hermit Haus Redevelopment, LLC on Friday, May 26, 2017