Downstairs we had to removed the dropped ceilings (two accoustical tile rooms and three rooms with drywall ceilings), sand them/prime them/paint them twice, take down moldings, number/hand sand/machine sand/repair/prime/paint them twice, repair drywall or add drywall, remove carpet, and refinish floors.  Throughout the house we updated wiring and plumbing, and added HVAC.  We installed new lighting throughout.

Downstairs Hall:

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livingroom1a.jpg parlor1.jpg parlor2.jpg parlor3.jpg parlor4.jpg parlor5.jpg

Dining Room:



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Living Room:

livingroom2.jpg livingroom1b.jpg livingroom1c.jpg living-room3.jpg livingroom3.jpg

Downstairs Guest Bedroom:

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Downstairs Bathroom:

downstairsbathroom1.jpg downstairsbathroom2.jpg downstairsbathroom3.jpg downstairsbathroom4.jpg downstairsbathroom5.jpg

Other than the upstairs hallway we did not have to removed dropped ceilings from the second floor.  We repaired plaster in three rooms and the closet and added drywall in two rooms, we painted, and removed carpet/refinished floors.  The floors were particularly hard on the second floor as they had never been stained to begin with–only painted.  A lot of stripping was involved to get what we wanted.

Upstairs Hallway:

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Examples of the Upstairs Bedrooms:

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Master Bath:

masterbath3.jpg durock.jpg masterbath1.jpg masterbath4.jpg masterbath2.jpg

Trim Removal Process:

molding.jpg downstairsbedroom2.jpg trim.jpg trim1.jpg

Mechanical Systems:

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