Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Kitchen Renovation Week 1: Nailed It

With the help of my in-laws, the Incredibles, my brother, and a very helpful neighbor, we got a lot accomplished in the last six days.

Once the crew was gathered the floors came up...

then the walls came down...

And the ceiling soon followed.

Everyone was covered in 100-year-old plaster dust, dirt, and soot. They could easily have been mistaken for coal miners. You should see the ring around my bathtub! But all for a good cause of course.

Then the bathroom, now sans bathtub, got framed in and drywalled.

 Then the old servant's stairway got framed in.

Then the pluming got roughed and a whole lotta wiring got done.

The bad news: When tearing down the walls there was a well-timed rainstorm and we discovered that our gutters aren't doing their jobs. Rainwater seeps into the walls in one corner. So that will have to be fixed, but I'm not really sure how.

The good news: Check out this brickwork!
It's the back of the dining room chimney. The hole on the right is (we assume) where the stovepipe for the original wood burning stove connected. We are hoping to clean up the brick and leave it exposed to give the kitchen a little character.

And now we're tired and we are taking a well-deserved break.

1 comment:

  1. So, I'm tired just reading this!
    Can't wait to see the final product.