The first 6 weeks of home-ownership have been quite the experience! The first week was devoted to demolition. This was focused primarily in the back of the house, where we gutted the kitchen, bathrooms (on first and second floor), butler’s pantry and mud room area. I know what you really want is pictures. We’ll start with some pictures of the progression of the kitchen demolition.
The cabinets came off and went up in the garage. There was a half-bathroom behind that wall. It has since been moved.
Since pretty much everything on the back of the house was gutted, we had the freedom to think through some of the items on our wish list. One item was to get rid of both of the side doors, and put in one back door.
Tony and our friend, Jeremy, have been doing most of the work on the house. (I must say, I am amazed at what a great job they are doing!) However, there are several things that we have hired out, like all the electrical work, most of the plumbing, HVAC, and tuck-pointing the chimney. There are moments when this little project is overwhelming. There have been some surprises along the way, but so far we’ve taken them in stride. Our hope is to tackle windows, drywall, tile, and likely the exterior of the house (one of those *little* surprises) in the next month.
Target move-in date: May.