As the basement demolition continues, we’re still making great progress.. The bathroom is now gone and lots little features have been taken care of. With every wall that comes down, the space seems bigger and bigger.
Yesterday started another exciting chapter: gutting the basement. We may be sad to leave our 90’s shag carpeting and carpeted bar behind, but it’ll be well worth it in the long run.
Winter is coming and our house is getting ready. After tearing out the walls in the rear and seeing no insulation, we brought it lots to make the house more efficient and warmer in winter.
Day 1 ended with the beginning of a period of mess.
First up on the big renovation agenda is to replace windows and reinsulate our two guest bedrooms. It’s been interesting to live in a house with no rear insulation over the last 3 years (sorry about that, house guests).
Once demolition continues, we’ll have new, energy-efficient windows as well as properly insulated walls.
The night before demolition:
It’s been a while since we’ve posted, or frankly renovated, but that’s in the process of changing… now.
We’re working with some great contractors to help us finally do some of the big renovations we’ve been waiting on since we moved in 3 years ago including a full expansion and renovation of the kitchen and main floor, adding a half bath, refinishing the basement and a bunch of other projects along the way.
As demolition kicks off and lots of the unsexy parts of the project begin, let’s just take a moment and look at the kitchen design layout and imagine how great it’s going to be.
Look out for lots more to come soon!
After months of slowly progressing, we have a library that’s basically finished!
A front door is one of the first things you notice walking up to a house. And the door that’s been on the house since we moved in just wasn’t cutting it… Especially in winter.
So we embarked on the process of getting a new one. Something we put some money aside for, hoping it’d be relatively cheap and easy. We weren’t exactly right. But three contractor quotes later, it’s now in the past.
The old door. Note: old security door, insufficient sealing and casing.