Sunday, September 20, 2009

Tearing the Place Apart - No, Literally

This weekend my parents, honey and I did demo work in the MIL apartment attached to our house. The MIL apartment is the oldest part of the house and the previous owner didn't really take care of it. It was a sad collection of patch-job repairs and unupdated electrical work. We decided that rather than adding our own layer of just-make-it-work repairs, we would gut it down to the frame and start from the beginning. We found a few surprises along the way - random places where the wall had plywood instead of Sheetrock, an old door that had been turned into a counter top in the kitchen, a weird wall made of 2X2s and hard board.

(honey, mom and dad at the scene of the disaster)

(loading all the unsalvagable debris to go to the dump)

(Part of where the kitchen used to be. I'm standing where the cut up old door/counter top used to be)
(Where the bedroom used to be taken from the living room. The weird gap in the flooring is where the 2X2 and hardboard wall was)

(Where the living room used to be. Taken from the bedroom. Honestly, this is a good thing)

At the end of the day it was so wonderful to be able to look and see the progress we'd made in turning our house into the home we want it to be.

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