Virtual Tour of Our Remodel

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As we remodel our house, I’ve been using a new instrument I bought for my company: a 3D real estate scanner. It incorporates stereoscopic cameras (six, paired up to point slightly down, slightly up, and straight out) and infrared cameras to photograph spaces in nearly all directions as well as determine distances of everything in the room. From all of this, it is able to create some incredible models and virtual tours of homes and buildings (see below).


Five Week Remodel

Friday, April 22, 2016

The following model is after 5 weeks of remodeling the house: Things changed:

  • Painted all walls and ceilings
  • New doors, bi-folds, and moulding around doors and windows
  • New hardwood floors (strand woven bamboo since we needed something that could withstand our dog)
  • New baseboard (still touching it up)
  • Temporary caps on the stair handrail and the half-wall in the kitchen. The stair cap will be installed in a week, and the kitchen halfwall will be finished when we remodel the kitchen (this fall?)
  • Gas line installed for fireplaces and water heater
  • Relocated refrigerator
  • Framed in the rest of the basement (I’ll finish it once we move in)
  • Started installing new outlets and switches

One Week Remodel

Sunday, March 27, 2016

The following model is after 8 days of remodeling the house: Saturday through Saturday. Things changed:

  • Removed carpet, pad, and baseboard moulding
  • Removed wall between kitchen and dining room
  • Removed kitchen pantry and walls (will be moving the refrigerator to that location)
  • Removed between guest bathroom sink and toilet
  • Removed cedar paneling from entryway walls
  • Nailed up 1/4″ sheetrock where cedar paneling was since cedar paneling was glued on, which damaged underlying sheetrock.
  • Taped and mudded sheetrock. (Hired out.)
  • Removed cedar paneling and cabinets from basement. (Will frame wall rest of way to ceiling, the sheetrock.)
  • FOUND window behind basement cabinets
  • Removed bricks from living room fireplace
  • Removed bedroom doors, closet accordion doors, and accompanying moulding
  • Removed ceiling fans
  • Removed banister
  • Moved light switch from stairwell center wall to right next to front door
  • Removed window coverings
  • Removed track lighting in hallway
  • Removed particle board in hallway, living room, and dining room. (Will replace with plywood then hardwood floor.)
  • Replaced damaged particle board in bedrooms
  • MAJOR landscaping: removed two evergreen shrubs (and roots), three rhododendrons (and roots), flowering dogwood (and roots). Removed significant branches from two huge pines, a spruce, and a Japanese plumb tree. Pruned back four Japanese hollies, two rhododendrons, and a hydrangea.
  • Prepped and painted new solid core doors, baseboards, and doorway moulding.

The “Before” Scan

Friday, March 18, 2016

The following model was created 1 hour after the previous owners moved out. It shows what we have to work with, dirt and all (literally).