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.
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.
This was the dining room before.
And here it is after. It’s crazy how different a space can look when it’s stripped to its bare bones.
This was how my office upstairs looked.
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.
The biggest change post demolition involves the sunroom that was upstairs and at the end of this hallway.
It’s now completely gone and torn out. I’ll show you more pictures from the exterior of this change in a bit.
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.
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.
The addition will be built right up against where the current tarp is now.
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.
Hopefully this time next week the foundation for the basement will be complete.
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.
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.
Here’s to things moving right along!
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