Renovation Update:: Interior Demo and Basement Prepped

The house has officially been demolished…or at least the inside has. They are officially done with interior demo and have started pouring the foundation and footings for the basement this week. I snapped a few pictures this past weekend to show you guys the progress.

This is a little bit of a reverse before and after. Typically you see ugly befores and pretty afters. In this case you see somewhat pretty befores and ugly afters. But it has to get worse before it gets better, right?

This was the downstairs study before.

Den Before Demo | Megan Brooke Handmade

We decided to keep this fireplace in the study downstairs. It felt like such a shame to tear it down and throw it away. So we’ll be rebuilding around it.

Den After Demo | Megan Brooke Handmade

This was the dining room before.

Dining Room Before Demo | Megan Brooke Handmade

And here it is after. It’s crazy how different a space can look when it’s stripped to its bare bones.

Dining Room After Demo | Megan Brooke Handmade

This was how my office upstairs looked.

Office Before Demo | Megan Brooke Handmade

Here’s how it looks now. I get so excited every time I see this space. Envisioning all its potential and how I want it to look. Not that I’m not excited about other parts of the house, but this little corner of the house will be all my own.

Office After Demo | Megan Brooke Handmade

The biggest change post demolition involves the sunroom that was upstairs and at the end of this hallway.

Upstairs Hallway Before Demo | Megan Brooke Handmade

It’s now completely gone and torn out. I’ll show you more pictures from the exterior of this change in a bit.

Upstairs Hallway After Demo | Megan Brooke Handmade

They also obviously tore out all the ceilings so now you can see all the way to the roof line. Kind of cool to see. I’m sure this was once an attic and it’s neat to think about all the things that might have been stored here at one time.

Rafters | Megan Brooke Handmade

Here’s a before exterior shot to give you an idea of what happened to the back of the house. Since we are adding an addition, this small extended part of the house where the sunroom was upstairs was completely ripped off.

Back of the House Before Demo | Megan Brooke Handmade

The addition will be built right up against where the current tarp is now.

Back of House After Demo | Megan Brooke Handmade

In my last update of pictures, you saw where they prepped the backyard for the addition and cleared the ground. They’ve now dug out the backyard for the basement.

Basement Prepped | Megan Brooke Handmade

Hopefully this time next week the foundation for the basement will be complete.

Outdoor Entrance | Megan Brooke Handmade

They also saved us a few bricks to potentially use for one of our new fireplaces. They know that we love all the old parts of the home and want to maintain that charm. I love that they thought to do this for us.

Re-Use Bricks | Megan Brooke Handmade

We’ve now crossed off a few things on the renovation process and have completed stage 1 selections. I’ll be blogging about some of those selections next week.

Design Process & Renovation Stages | Megan Brooke Handmade

Here’s to things moving right along!

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  1. Kristy Gentes says

    WOW! You’re right, so weird to see the opposite for before/after! It’s going to look amazing when it’s all done. It’s so exciting to see all the steps along the way. Thanks for sharing, and I can’t wait to come visit!!


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