We passed inspection...
and things have been moving ahead full speed!
The minute the green sticker went up,
our insulation contractor was ready to go!
It was fun to see how the insulation changed the open walls
It took only one day to insulate the whole house!
If it had been up to Wayne and I to complete,
it would have taken a solid week.
The following day we once again passed
the insulation inspection....
meaning we were ready for
It was amazing to see the large truck with the boom
lift the drywall to the side door!
With the addition of the drywall...
I feel like we have come full circle!
Living Room as it looks with new drywall.
Same wall prior to buying the house.
While we hemmed and hawed over loosing the
original door arches,
in the end we are happy with the new look!
The front windows in the living room
were slightly enlarged,
allowing for more light to fill the room!
Same windows.... Before.
Still in the living room,
this is a view of the fireplace wall.
Wayne and I bought the mantel almost 18 years ago
and have used it as a headboard in our guest room
all that time!
How exciting that it has finally found a permanent home!
This is the before photo of the same wall!
We removed the fireplace surround, freeing up space
to widen the entry and reorientate the stairs
from the side door to this room!
This will be the the new powder room.
Our Master Bedroom
And to think it started off as this!
What a difference a set of windows
and 3 feet of additional space makes!
This is the same room looking from the windows
towards the new master bathroom.
A closer look into our master bathroom
and the far window is what
will be our walk in closet.
The great room as it looks today!
The same view before buying the house.
We took out the two sets of "industrial french doors"
and replaced them with one set of full glass paneled
doors centered in the room
and two sets of double windows on either side.
Looking to the left in the same room
will soon be the location of the new kitchen.
Same view of the original kitchen!
Another view of the kitchen,
and side door beyond.
Turn around in the great room,
and look out towards the living room
the closet on the right will be the pantry
and the one on the left will be a built in desk.
Upstairs the new bedroom walls now create
a new hang out spot for the kids on the old landing.
Same room before.
We removed the bathroom and old closet
which almost doubled the size.
The holes in the floor
were from the original bathroom,
The door on the left is the entrance to
her new walk in closet.
Things are rolling along.
The drywall contractor will be mudding, taping and sanding
for the next two weeks.
Wayne and I will be busy checking off the long list of
todo's ... including:
tiling the floors, showers and back splashes
laying new wood floor in the great room
sanding the old cabinets
adding trim to windows and floors