Saturday, September 6, 2008

the state of the house, part I

Ground has been broken, construction has begun on our addition/remodel/gigantic mess. Here are the first steps in the project that will no doubt endear us greatly with our neighbors on our otherwise quiet street.

We're tearing out the girls' bedrooms (and building new ones, plus a full bathroom) and moving some interior walls, putting on a new roof, some skylights, new garage door, removing asbestos from the ceilings throughout. When it's done our 3BR/2BA house will be a 4BR/3BA and have 640 more sq ft. Should be a hoot. We're still living here until the end of the month and then we'll go to a nearby apartment for 3-4 months, until the work is finished. The porta-potty is NOT our new bathroom.

These are taken from the existing front door, it will be moved several feet toward the street in the project.


mommieN. said...

Just keep current on your blood pressure medication!

MommaWriter said...

Wow. I'm so inspired to change our house already...I mean, I'm NOT! We've done this remodel thing and although our house isn't quite our taste, I'm beginning to think it might stay this way for some time to come!