We have a plan. We have permits. We have a demo crew and (drum roll please) we are ready to get started! Hooray!
It's already exciting - and the difference after just one day is pretty remarkable.
|First wall to get done - lots of plaster!|
This is a load bearing wall, so it will get stripped of the old lath and plaster and then a temporary wall will get built to hold the load while the new engineered beam is installed. It's a multi step process.
Look at how much the living room has changed by opening up this wall. Now, as you walk in the front door, you can see the living room.
|Wall stripped of lath and plaster|
And remember how dark the living room was, despite the porch windows along the front? Well now the sun is streaming through, brightening up the whole room!
Ah, but you ask, what's the floor plan for the first floor? That's finalized, so we can move ahead. We're planning to open up a few walls, to provide lots of flow between the rooms. That provides more options for furniture placement and will highlight the staircase to the second floor.
Still lots more to do, but this is great progress on day one.