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We closed on the house yesterday!!!!

georgehairlesson

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Our first house together! We still have so much to do! Apparently the first two inspections went fine, but the third inspector found some BIG things! Since it was built in 1902(??) it has NO INSULATION! We found that out when the inspector tried to get into the attic and there was no entrance to it anywhere! Also, the carbon monoxide was not being vented out of the house.(Shawn quickly fixed that though) AND since the siding was so old it had asbestos. Thankfully though the sellers gave us money for all that and took some off the price! We plan on blowing insulation into the walls and just covering the old siding with new.(I think it would bee safer than dealing with the possibility of being exposed to the asbestos while pulling it down). OTHERWISE, the house is ADORABLE! We plan on decorating it Victorian.(It is decorated 50's/60's/70's at the moment.Shag carpet and all!) George will be getting a room that probably was a nursery.(It's very small) We will be decorating his room with Beatles decorations. Since Shawn is an Art professor/artist we are making half the basement into his darkroom and the other half into a 50's theater/diner.(Shawn found old movie theater seats for $10 a piece on Craigslist!) I'm very excited/scared. I will make sure to put up an album.
 

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Our first house together! We still have so much to do! Apparently the first two inspections went fine, but the third inspector found some BIG things! Since it was built in 1902(??) it has NO INSULATION! We found that out when the inspector tried to get into the attic and there was no entrance to it anywhere! Also, the carbon monoxide was not being vented out of the house.(Shawn quickly fixed that though) AND since the siding was so old it had asbestos. Thankfully though the sellers gave us money for all that and took some off the price! We plan on blowing insulation into the walls and just covering the old siding with new.(I think it would bee safer than dealing with the possibility of being exposed to the asbestos while pulling it down). OTHERWISE, the house is ADORABLE! We plan on decorating it Victorian.(It is decorated 50's/60's/70's at the moment.Shag carpet and all!) George will be getting a room that probably was a nursery.(It's very small) We will be decorating his room with Beatles decorations. Since Shawn is an Art professor/artist we are making half the basement into his darkroom and the other half into a 50's theater/diner.(Shawn found old movie theater seats for $10 a piece on Craigslist!) I'm very excited/scared. I will make sure to put up an album.
Congratulations!! It sounds very cool! Can't wait to see your pics!
 

ilovemysphynx

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I will have to post you some pictures of out livingroom. It is A old 50s diner theme! There are 2 great websites barsandbooths.com that is where we got the furniture and retroplanet.com for other stuff.
We have A family room and what is supposed to be A living room but didn't like the formal thing and thought about A game room but after seeing the 50's stuff we had to have it! We love it and it is A good place for the kids to.
 

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It was the room we had forever and could not figure out what to do with it. Then that is what we came up with, it is great we love it and so do the kids!
 
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