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More Pictures:

Backyard where old water heater was (putting in tankless water heater)
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Upstairs bathtub
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Cast iron drop
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Exterior wall where all plumbing was on the outside (trying to locate before picture, but might has lost portable harddrive :bitenails:)
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New window in laundry room
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More updates on the project, all the rooms have had popcorn walls scraped to the ceiling, the ceiling was removed in the foyer to allow easier work for electrical and make for smooth ceilings. Some siding is being replaced where old holes from the plumbing went into the house and the roof over the laundry room is being sealed, exhaust has been run for the kitchen stove, laundry room, and bathroom.

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The back portion of the property had a severely wood rotted beam that needed to be replaced
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How come the floor is framed with open web joists that have been covered with plywood?
The floor on the 2nd floor was warped really badly so they added the plywood to stiffen and support the floor better.
 

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Tile is in, cabinets to come in 5 weeks, all the plaster walls in the house have been skim coated to fix any imperfections, electrical work is completed included wired smoke detectors, painting starts soon, in the mean time door frames and trim are being installed!

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fun when the finish details start coming together right?
Yes, for a while I thought this project was never going get finished, it just seemed like problem after problem, delay after delay. Originally it was just going be the kitchen/bath/laundry remodel, now its the entire property!

I will post more pictures in a few days when I get back from Thailand of the other rooms and work.
 

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Cabinets are in and trim work is almost done

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Everything looks like it is coming along! Very nice.

I see someone is not that good with the drywall skimming/finishing....the lines/screws look nice - but normally drywallers will mud those screws in one sweep and 'tuck' at the end.

Unless you did it. :D I like the bathroom and it looks very clean with the choice of tiles.
Love the cabinets in the kitchen too. Great color and choice.

Old houses always have setbacks. lol
 

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Not to piss on your reno, but don't you have P&Z and maybe a Historical Committee to deal with in regards to a renovation like this considering your home is most likely considered a historical property? Just curious...
 

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SMW is this in Chicago?

RaceMinded, personal residences usually do not fall into historical significance unless it was famous.
 

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SMW is this in Chicago?

RaceMinded, personal residences usually do not fall into historical significance unless it was famous.
Interesting. In Fairfield County CT, Westchester County NY and NYC they are much more strict in certain areas. Doesn't matter whether it's personal residence or not. LA it isn't like that (based on age anyway), but I think being the CT/NY area is 13 Colony country might be part of the reason. Thanks Forfend!
 

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Historical doesn't usually care about interior renovations.
They sure do, especially if you modify the structure ;) I think this also depends on what town your in, those are usually local zoning enforcement reg's...
 

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That's when you clean up the outside so it looks like nothing is going on. :ninja:
:bow1: Your soo sneakyyyyy LOL
 

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The house is in Charleston, and the only thing BAR and Historic Preservation care about are exterior; just about everything from glass, to paint, brick walls, driveway, and so on require permission to alter.
 
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