We made it through the first week of renovations! With only a few bruises, sore muscles and lost sleep we have powered through. Mom and Dad have been troopers, Steve has had one of the busiest work weeks of the year, delivering 8 trucks in 7 days, I am currently in design mode at Church plowing through upcoming renovations. But we did it. We have stripped drywall down in the entire apartment, gutted the bathroom and kitchen and we will soon be calling in the subs for electric, plumbing and AC. Here are a few pictures of “before” and “after.”
here is the original ceiling. Some sort of tiles.
the tiles have been removed and Mom has been pulling staples. She counted a gazillion. I have special plans for this cute ceiling.
in the hallway, there was a beautiful (not) heater
The heater has been removed…….yeah. The area will soon be framed up to become a linen closet. It is directly across from the bathroom
this was a closet in the bedroom. The closet has been removed and will be replaced with french doors that lead onto an outdoor patio space
This is the wall where the closet was. This wall is in the soon to be kitchen.
Here is a sneak peak in the big house. There was an off centered gas fed fireplace in the front room. You can see I was ambitious with the hammer. Through the plaster and lathe you can see a tiny bit of the BRICK CHIMNEY peeking though. No excitement at all.
STEVE!!!!! I see brick!!!!!!!! A little pull here and a little push there and the mantle crashes to the floor. Exposes more of the 1903 brick fireplace.
What does one do????? Well of course you go to the other side of the wall and start hammering away. That wall has got to go. More to come.
This weekend will include removing one more wall of drywall in the apartment, pulling out the bathtub and the nastiest toilet I have ever seen and continuing to chisel away on the fireplace wall in the big house. We will also be taking in a Gator game on Saturday night with friends. Gotta rest sometime.
See you soon!