Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Pretty, I think. Honestly, Chris and I talked about this possibility. We could make it livable so that we could stay there in the meantime. We're all family, after all - who needs walls?? I'm tempted. But we would need a bathroom first.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Here's his view. It's not ocean, but I think it's pretty anyway:
Looking straight down:
The next day, the living room was gutted too. Here's the view from the living room through the wall into the kitchen area:
Here's the back room/dining area, mostly cleaned up:
Standing in the dining area, looking at where the wall came out to open up the kitchen. The pipes coming down the middle will have to move to an end wall:
The living room corner where the organ used to sit, all cleaned out:
The former owners actually left this next to the back door. Thanks!
The front door. I think it could use a little more curb appeal, no?
That's it for now. Next step, wiring. All new, including an upgraded electrical panel. Then drywall and hopefully a bathroom. All in good time, of course.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Hooray for scaffolding! The weather forecast looked good, so the contractor decided to get on with things at our house (probably leaving someone else's interior reno waiting). Very exciting. He figured two days should do the job, weather permitting.
We popped back over for one last look before leaving, and they weren't much further:
So when we arrived at the house last week, we were happy to see the finished product:
Lookin' good! Or at least much better! (Note the difference a mowed lawn makes.) Time to move inside the house again for some more demo work...
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Above: The house upstairs, in the state that Kevin had left it when he'd been there for a few days in March.
Above: The dust starts to really fly.
Above: The destruction, the mess.
Above: The rubble starts to build up.
Above: Josh tackles the bathroom.
Above: Tub not out...yet.
Above: The ceiling has come out, along with a lot of old pink insulation.
Above: The dumpster, still pretty empty.
Above: The pile of rubble that has come out of the upstairs windows so far.
Above: The wall is down between the two front bedrooms.
Above: What's left of the bathroom.
Above: One of our neighbours pitches in with his tractor.
The tractor accomplishes in 20 minutes (and an extra $100) what would have taken the guys hours to clean up.
Above: Ta da! All cleaned up - and amazingly full.
Above: One of the back bedrooms, all cleaned up.
Above: Looking through the wall from one bedroom to the other.
Above: The large front (master) bedroom, all cleaned up.
Above: Small front bedroom, straight through the bathroom on the right, and into the back bedroom in the background. You can see the footings of the closet that was in the foreground.
Above: The hallway, with a bedroom on the right.
Above: Done and getting ready to go.