Early in 2008, Michael bought a house in Anaheim. It was a bank repossession and was a real fixer upper.
Michael, his Fiance Deanna, and Judi standing outside of the garage
The garage soon became the area for storage of tools, materials, food, etc. while the demonlition and refurbishment took place.
One of the first steps was to demolish a wall that separated the living room from the dining room and some of the other interior walls needed to be ripped out and replaced. You can see the demo pile in the living room.
Another picture of the demolishion rubbish before it was put into a dumpster and hauled away.
The kitchen was also in bad shape with many coats of paint on the cabinets and all of the hinges and hardware needing to be replaced.
A picture of the hall way leading from the living room and entrance to the back bedroom. The second smaller bedroom is too the left.
The house has two bedrooms and the smallest bedroom had a doorway into the garage that also needed to be walled in. Evidently the earlier residents had used the garage as part of the living area and therefore the door from the bedroom to the garage.
As you can see, the plumbing was also in bad shape.
The bathroom enclosures and fixtures also need replaced.
A picture of Mike cutting flooring pieces.
A picture of the hallway after the repainting and flooring installation.
A picture of the living room with all of the demolition material removed, repainted and with flooring installed.
Looking from the living room into the dining room and back yard where the wall between the living room and dining room were removed. As you can see, the back yard needs to be worked on, but that can wait until the house is finished.
Looking from the dining room into the kitchen with all of the cabinets stripped and repainted with new hardware.
A picture of the flooring for the entry way. As you can see, door framing still needs to be installed.
The master bedroom has the same flooring installed.