I’ve been woefully neglecting to post “before and afters” and “house tour” photos…(For good reason.) We don’t really have any photos to be proud of. Between replacing water heaters, a new roof, new fences, asbestos abatement, etc these are all high cost projects but none are really Pinterest- worthy. Yeah cause I’m sure you all want to see close ups of a water heater right? (Ooh a Rheem 2000, I’m going to pin that!) We’ve been responsible homeowners and savers. We’ve paid cash, (instead of taking the easy route of plastic) and sticking to a strict renovation budget. Putting aside our “wants”, we’ve focused on the “needs”. B-O-R-I-N-G!
But today we finally get to cross a project that was a “want” and sort-of a “need”. Our 1948 solid metal garage door is gone! Or rather what we called the Beast! All metal, no insulation, original springs about to snap, it seriously needed to go! 200-300 lbs of scariness! Our garage guy even had to saw through the rusted metal springs. (It was nail biter today) .
One of the trickier aspects of the new garage door was to install the modern day springs/pully system. They had to cut into the ceiling to account for our low garage overhead.
Yay to our first true “before & after” shot!
Happy Sunday everyone!