update from reno-land

Hey hey!  
Things have been kinda quiet over here the past few days.  
No one hammering or breaking stuff.
Phase One of demo is done.

And now we wait- about three weeks- for all the new windows to arrive.

Then it is back to plaster dust and banging.
I will relish not having to vacuum and mop my floors nightly these next few weeks.

I will try to keep my reno updates to a minimum around here.
Reno is not that exciting, I know.
You can only look at so much Tyvek, sheetrock and studs before wanting to poke your eyes out.
So I made a quick little before and after montage for you.
(before and afters are a bit more interesting than just Tyvek shots IMO)

The ugly rotten sunroom is gone.
Roof is patched and shingles are up.
House will get paint job and some major landscape loving come spring.
Do I even need another reason to be excited for spring?

A lot of people are like 
"why would  you get rid of square footage? are you going to add another room on somewhere else?"
the answer is no. bigger isn't always better.
the room leaked, was built on a crumbling slab, had a carpenter ant buffet going on and was 120 degrees most days- or freezing cold come winter.  
we couldn't use it. we won't miss it. 
i think it is looking way cleaner without the crazy roofline too.

As for the inside...
Everything wide is open.
Bust out your roller-skates, its a dance party!
 Neighbors can basically see right through it too...
so our house is like a mega boring peep show.
(unless mopping, making oatmeal and folding laundry are your thing)
hmm, maybe I should start rollerskating.
There will be a bathroom and laundry room happening behind those studs 
that have the 5 ton sign on them above:

I have a lot of big decisions to make over the next few weeks.
kitchen layout, floors and overall design layout.
and I really hate making decisions for myself.
I like to blame it on being born on the indecisive Libra cusp-
(yeah, it doesn't get much flakier sounding than that) 
and reading hundreds of design mags and blogs.
But in reality, I think it is a curse shared by most folks.

I will post more when windows are in.
Back to DIY and pretty.


Sharon@house58blog.com said...

I love reno pics, maybe because I am going through one too. I totally empathize with the sweeping and mopping! That pesky plaster dust is the worst of the worst. You are doing a great job. Can't wait to see more!

Hannah said...

I can't wait to see more! I love how open it feels... such a difference!

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Gardenella said...

You sound so sincere. I really love your blog. I am a dreamer too. One step at a tme, an thanks to my wonderful husband that make my dreams come true.

My Interior Life said...

Oh, it looks so open and airy. I hate making decisions for my house too. I desperately need to renovate my bathroom but just can't face it right now. Plus, don't have the funds right now. Can't wait to see the final results.

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Wow, never a dull moment in your life, huh?

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

Wow- this is going to be gorgeous! You're right- bigger isn't always better if it doesn't work in your space and there are problems with it! You will be so much happier with the open changes! I am happy to be a new follower and keep up with the progress!

Tobe | BIA said...

so. exciting. can't believe what a difference it makes!

Natty by Design said...

Can't wait to see it in the end!!!


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