It’s been about 4 weeks since renovations began at our house. Prior to that, we sold or threw away all non-essentials, and stored the rest. We had to have everything out of the house because the entire thing was about to be gutted.
Before packing everything up and #demoday (if you watch Fixer Upper, you get the reference), I took some pictures of the inside of our house. I didn’t bother to clean or pick up, because I wanted to remember what it looked like as we lived in it:
Of course, this isn’t everything, just the living & dining rooms and kitchen. Our bedroom is not pictured as well as my “vanity” room and our bathroom.
Here are some photos after we got everything cleaned out:
One of the deals with the type of renovation that we are doing is, the new layout had to work with the existing windows and doors. Our designer Troy did an amazing job of that, and it will be fun to show you guys the new house based on the window layout.
Demo day came and went, and Daniel was home to view the carnage:
As you can see, our contractors discovered that the entire exterior shell of our house is made up of bricco block and plaster. It was pretty cool to realize that we were living in such a solidly-built house!
Also, our neighbors lived in our home for a few decades, and they were kind enough to bring over the original blueprints for the home, which they got from the original owners:
Framing of the new layout has since begun and I will share those photos soon. Thanks for following this fun journey of ours.
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