They had done it. For the first time Jake and Amber were first time home owners. They had searched long and hard for the home of their dreams and they had finally found it. It was a four bedroom cottage style home that was in need of some love and care to bring it to its full potential. Over the years it had fallen into disrepair and it just needed an owner who was able to see past the disrepair and see the bones of the structure for what it could be.
Now that Jake and Amber had bought it they immediately began to make plans of how they were going to make it into their dream home. Both having a background in design and construction they knew what they were doing when planning out their home. They started from the bones of the house and planned each space as they wanted it to be. There were some compromises between what they both wanted, but in the end they were both happy with the plans that they had come up with.
They wanted to do the majority of the work themselves and so they decided on a plan of attack. The first phase being the planning. Part one of their first stage was to rent a New Toronto, Ontario self storage unit. Everything but their bed, some clothes, and the coffee pot was going to be put into storage so that it was out of the way while they did the remodel. It was just easier on them not to have to work around stuff or constantly have to move furniture out of the way to get to what they were doing, or have to worry about their furniture and stuff being damaged by the dust and debris of construction.
Once everything was safe in their New Toronto self storage unit they could begin the demolition phase. A few of the non load bearing walls were coming down to create more of an open space and to also enlarge the tiny closets of the house. The bathrooms were going to be completely gutted and the flooring that was ruined was going to have to come up.
Once demolition was complete they could begin to rebuild each room as they envisioned the space to be. The bathrooms and kitchen were the first rooms to be renovated since they needed those while they were living there more than others. Next the living room and dinning rooms were given their attention. The bedrooms were next on the list and the master bedroom was given special attention to make it a relaxing oasis for them.
Last but not lease was the basement and garage areas. While these last rooms were being finished they had landscapers come in to complete their vision for the outside now that they were hopefully done with large trucks delivering stuff and construction debris out on the lawn.
While this was the longest phase for the couple to take on it was also the most fun for them. They got to take the vision that they had in their head and on the plans and make it into a reality. Of course the last phase was to move everything out of their New Toronto storage unit and into their home. This was the best phase because at the end of it they could truly say that they were home.
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