Today marks a significant milestone in our family's life- it was a year ago today that we closed on this
this is one of the redeeming features of the house- one that made us actually consider buying it! the ellipse is between the upstairs hallway and sitting room, which is located between the 2 front bedrooms.
this is a 30 cubic yard dumpster. we were surprised at how big it was, but ended up filling it with over 14 tons of debris, plus another dumpster with 8 tons!
here D and N have a good start on the plaster. first, they would knock off all the plaster, shovel it up and then start on the lath. it sounds so easy when i type it, but it was alot of work. and with a house that is almost 4000 square feet, that is alot of plaster and lath!
this is the front living room. big difference, big mess- on the way to being a big improvement!
most of the plaster and lath is gone from downstairs, so now it's time to put it all back together. that involves new wiring, plumbing, heating, insulation and drywall. (interestingly, the bathroom was imediately to N's left- right where the front door was! dave immediately ripped that out, and you can see the new front door here.)
that's it for the whirlwind tour- i could post a thousand pictures, and only tell half the story! it's been an adventure- and we're enjoying the satisfaction of a job well done! thanks for stopping by, and for following along while we undertake this renovation- we appreciate all the encouraging comments!