Before (Hopefully) Pictures

It stopped raining this weekend in Northern California for the first time since Reagan was Governor and I was able to get out and take some pictures of the place. These will be the before pictures. One lookatSchnaars Manor and you will understand why we need to remodel. We love the location, but we have outgrown this tiny little space.

Before:

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I also spent some time drawing up floor plans using 3D Architect. Architectural programs are difficult to figure out if you are not in that industry. If you can do it, good on ya mate, but I found it tough. Mainly, I just didn’t know all of the requirements and a 3DA won’t let you defy the laws of physics. This is great if you are a pro not wanting to build somebizarro world home, but if you are hobbyist and just want to draw an ideal floor plan, it is frustrating. Another thing to keep in mind, if you own an older PC and you try to run the latest version of 3DA on it, you video card and drivers will probably not thank you in the morning.

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Like I said, it isn’t much, but we have some good ideas and hopefully at the end of this, we will have some sanity and a beautiful house.

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