This has been an exciting week at the house. Big changes! While some demo is still happening, there have also been a lot of new walls going up. It's so much fun to see them pop up where we've been imagining them all these months.
Here's a look back a few weeks to the end of March when the demolition had just begun. Notice the new beams, walls and changes to the chimney and stairs.
Big news for this week is the new foundation wall outside - our mini-addition (all 30 sqft of it) has started. Progress inside has been a little harder to see this past week, we're waiting for the plumber on the lower level so not too much has changed down there. Demo has continued upstairs - the old bathrooms and closet are completely gone and we're right down to the 60-year-old floor boards. Take a close look at floor in the pictures, in several of the shots you can see right through to the lower level... I had to tip-toe around so I didn't fall through!
Check this out - a click-around tour of the upstairs. Best seen full screen, try clicking on the little thumbnails on the left. You can also view all the photos
Lots of exciting changes today when we toured the house. It is so much fun to see it all taking shape after so many months of planning and dreaming... We spent several hours yesterday touring kitchen and bathroom showrooms, faucets, sinks, toilets, shower heads, all the exciting stuff!
After a busy afternoon we came home to find Kyle had decided to make us all dinner!
I'm trying something new here - an embedded 360-degree Photosynth of the lower level. Click the image below then drag your mouse around to tour the rooms. You can also go full screen by clicking the button on the image. Let me know how it works!
Friday was an exciting day at the house. Our vision for the staircase began...the old staircase was moved into the new position. It's a temporary fix since the new staircase will be slightly wider but it gives us an idea of what it'll look like. It looks AWESOME!
The renovation is more extensive than we'd originally imagined. As you can see from the photo of Ian's workshop, we went right down to the concrete walls. In the case of Kyle's room, we went right through the concrete!
After much discussion and several attempts to locate the sewer line from above ground, our excavation crew finally dug down and found it! The line was about 12 ft from our patio and over 5 ft away from the closest guess. The crew did an awesome job replacing the whole line and then restoring our retaining wall, flagstone path and flower beds. We think it looks better than before :)
Quick flashback to last year - things are starting to look a little different. The kitchen is still in a box, but not for long... the fireplace is gone, stairs will be moved soon too.