Living in a construction zone is not for the feint of heart! So, in case you were wondering why we’re always exhausted, never visit, and have a hard time hosting dinners or guests at all…
it’s because we have to do all kinds of regular life stuff… in these conditions… (YES, it is a mess! You try living in a sliding block puzzle!)
We’re doing this all on a budget, and using reclaimed materials, so as you go through the photos, note the floors used to be walls and ceilings of this house, and know that for every nail driven, two were removed to make it possible!
Standing in driveway, facing West, door leads to a dark and packed storage area.
East face of the house (will be removed) looking South. Would you dare the rotten stairs?
Rounding corner, south wall of the house, yard is a work zone, and storage area, photo taken facing WNW.
Photo facing mostly North… basement entrance, stairs to deck and “back entrance”
A small but useful deck, photo taken facing East.
Inside the back door, looking left, a temporary kitchen in the permanent kitchen spot.
Inside the back door (standing in the kitchen), looking right/East, is the current work/greenhouse area and future Dining Room
Walking further into the house, you see the curtained future front door and the living room beyond that, which is currently packed with storage items. we are now facing North-East.
Clearer view of LR/Storage, a bit of the future wood stove brick wall, and the entrance to the hall, facing North-West.
A view down the hall, facing West… the only thing to trip over is our new no-longer-stray cat, Squid.
End of the hall is the remaining major construction zone. Door to the right is entrance to a room…
Peeking back up the hall, note cat for reference point, is that room… a small bedroom/office which is mostly finished except for window trim.
The work zone, where everything you see, including floors and ceilings need to be removed and replaced in a new configuration with solid materials. This will become a hole in the house.
Peek around the corner, to your left, future entrance to master bedroom, purple is sheetrock in new master bath. looking south.
Said future master bath in process, long wall will have granite counter with glass vessel sink, toilet goes in to the nook to the right of that. ESE view
the room behind the washing machine… windows are the only thing that is right in the future master bedroom… the wall on the right is coming out.
Standing in MBR, looking North, back at the end of the hall, washer is to my left. Dryer is in hall closet, doorway to left is a mostly finished room.
…Said mostly finished room… our bed/living/den/office room.
right side of the temporary main bath, don’t be tricked by the stick tile.
and left side of temporary main bath
Standing at very end of hall, by temp. main bath, facing East, back the way we came.