The remodel has really been finished for a couple of months, and I did get the rooms put together for the most part, but never took any pictures because of one thing and another in my life at the time. Now might be a good time to show a couple of the changes.
New hardwood floor in the living room. I was originally worried about caring for it, but have found it to be durable and very easy to clean. I got a low gloss option and it is really ideal in my brightly sunlit living room. New couch and chairs are sized down to fit better with the large piano. And a beautiful new railing that I added as a last minute idea. My contractor is so wonderful to accommodate all my wishes, even in the last stages of the project when he needs to be moving on to the next one.
With the completion of this project, I'm finished remodeling. There's nothing left to do in the house. Oh, maybe I'll paint a room now and then and change out curtains and bedspreads. But this is it for the main things. I can live in this house a long time and enjoy it. And when the time comes to sell it, it will already be upgraded and ready to go.
I have to note this was the one thing from my 2013 New Year's resolutions that I didn't complete in 2013, but with its completion a few months into 2014, I don't feel too badly.