Barton Update: Renovation Limbo

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There’s a reason we haven’t posted any photos from the Barton house in a while: We’ve been in renovation limbo. Or renovation hell, depending on how you look at it. (We’re currently leaning toward the latter perspective.)

We’ve had some challenges with permits and inspections, and we’re currently waiting to get approval from four different inspectors before we can finish the house. Finish the house meaning replace drywall, paint, install trim and doors, install kitchen and bathrooms, refinish floors, trim out electric and plumbing, build a fence, and some other things.

In other news, our own house is under contract and we close in about a month. Yes, that means we have one month to finish this renovation and move. Anxious doesn’t even begin to describe our current mood.

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Despite our intimidatingly long to-do list, if you look hard, you can see that we have made quite a bit of progress on the house since we started just about two months ago. We did all new electric, plumbing, and HVAC, insulated the whole house, and rearranged a lot of walls, doors, and windows. The floor plan has been drastically improved, and the house is much brighter and modern-feeling. Yes, there’s lots to do but we’re trying our best to stay positive. If this was easy, everyone would be doing it, right?

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