Right here is the newest replace from our dwelling renovation as we add a kitchen in our storage! Click on right here for all of our renovation blog posts. Take a look at my Instagram story highlight “Demo” for all of the stay movies!
A Entire New Home
You aren’t even going to acknowledge our home after this renovation replace! I certain don’t. Sun Structures has been doing a superb job turning it from home to barn and again to accommodate!
Here’s what the upstairs bed room seemed like after I ended our demo week blog post:
Right here’s what it seemed like earlier than from this view:
And right here’s the way it seemed a number of days later when the dormer was full!
WINDOWS!!!!!!!! And headspace. And a lot mild!
From the other facet:
In fact it feels so open as a result of there aren’t any closets or lavatory partitions, and the ceilings go all the way in which up. It should really feel rather less open and ethereal when the drywall goes up, however for now I’m loving how open all of it feels.
Partitions Coming Down
A giant a part of this renovation is opening up the wall between the kitchen and the storage. That wall couldn’t come down till the cinder blocks and brick that sat on high of it additionally got here down.
So after the dormer was constructed, the outer wall of the home got here down one block at a high.
Beginning on the high till the entire bed room was open air!
It was loopy to stroll or drive by the home at this level! Individuals needed to marvel what was taking place. It seemed just like the facet simply exploded out!
Demoing the Roof Deck
The roof deck that we used 8 instances in 8 years was subsequent to go till you could possibly see proper down into the storage!
Demoing The Kitchen
As soon as the blocks and bricks on high of the wall had been gone, they may begin to demo the kitchen wall we wanted to open up all alongside.
First the kitchen was disassembled (it’s going to Habitat)
After which they put up a short lived wall to carry up the ceiling joists.
They usually chipped away at it till it crumbled to the bottom.
I didn’t wish to be the one to need to shovel all of that heavy weight within the dumpster! These guys work so exhausting.
Thomas has been the “workplace man,” assembly with potential purchasers and doing all the enterprise issues for years now, however he’s been getting soiled with the crew and doing what he can.
Welcome to our barn!
The joke of this week was that our home was mainly an open barn : )
You may see how a lot of the roof they changed on this pic.
The brand new kitchen beam
Subsequent an enormous beam went in to carry all of the joists into place. Speak about heavy work!
Beam is in!
New Kitchen Ceiling Joists
After which the brand new ceiling may go in, connected to the brand new beam.
Upstairs Outer Wall Framed + Storage Room
You may see the doorway into the brand new storage room. This wall couldn’t be constructed till there was a beam which couldn’t go in with a ton of blocks on high! It’s all a snowball impact.
This new attic / storage room will home a few of our HVAC and seasonal stuff like skis and Christmas packing containers!
Short-term Kitchen Wall Comes Down
As soon as the beam was in place, they may join the previous kitchen facet ceiling joists to that with brackets and the non permanent wall got here down. Now it’s one massive room! (Thomas additionally demoed the previous kitchen ceiling too.)
New facet porch
The framing for the brand new facet porch went up so the brand new roof may sit on high of these beams. This facet porch is without doubt one of the issues I’m most enthusiastic about!
As soon as the brand new partitions and ceiling had been in, they may body the brand new roof! For a weekend it was a easy tarp whereas we waited out the weekend rain.
And in a matter of hours on Monday morning that they had constructed a roof!
We’re getting a brand new black metallic roof that can cowl all the new and previous components. It must be going up on the finish of April.
Feed The Crew
Crew Solar Constructions!
In fact you need to gasoline the crew for all this tough work! Duck Donuts for all!
- Click on right here for all of our renovation blog posts.
- Take a look at my Instagram story highlight “Demo” for all of the stay movies!
- Our renovation announcement