As promised, here are some final pics from our recent renovation of our newly gifted church property. In June 07, Interbay Church gifted their property to our church, Quest, and joined our community. For 27 days through several weeks in August and September, we went through a remodel of the church to update the space to better serve our larger community as well as continue our commitment to the larger city of Seattle and beyond.
Because of limited finances, we did about 80% of the work in-house. If possible, I’ll never do this again. It was enjoyable – on many levels – but dealing with stuff afterwards is no fun. It would be much more convenient to hire a construction company and project manager and let them do what they do best. Thanks again to the volunteers that sacrificed much of their time and talents…
Here’s a pic of what the sanctuary looked like before the changes:
In going through the renovation, some of the highlights include: a new family room [cryroom], new sound and lighting system, new exterior and interior paint, removal of pews and installation of new chairs, new landscaping and fencing, and lots of minor changes throughout. By expanding the wings of the sanctuary and installing chairs, we were able to increase the seating from 180 to almost 300. [Pictures courtesy of Vince Vonada of Acappella Photography]