Phil Olin

The Remodel

In 2014, we bought an old Victorian house, built in 1892. It was a solid house, but hadn’t seen any real updates since the 1950s-1960s. The following summer we started a major remodel on the 2nd floor. We bought the house with the plans to do this. With how the house was set up, we could close off the 2nd floor while the project was underway, and live completely on the 1st floor. Our original plan was to have the bathroom and master bedroom done by the end of the year, 6 months later. Needless to say, it wasn’t until 3 years after the start date we moved our bedroom upstairs.