Anyway - the day of demolition is fast approaching. I wanted to post a few of the "before" pictures before the house is turned upside down.
Here is the living room. That big pile of wood is our new floor. It has to acclimate (dry out) for about 3 weeks. The main changes we will see in this room will be the removal of the chair rail and baseboards, paint, and cased new windows. Two French doors will also be added so we can close off this room.
The entryway. The changes will include removal of the chair rail, new baseboards, paint and a new wood floor.
We are getting new vinyl windows to replace our very old and inefficient aluminum ones. Our new windows will not have grids. The windows will be cased and have a wood sill. The chair rail will be removed throughout the entire main floor and we will be replacing the baseboards with a taller baseboard.
The kitchen/dining room. This drop-down ceiling with the lovely tri-paneled fluorescent light will be removed (hooray!). Several can lights will be added.
This pantry will be removed and some new cabinets built in along the entire wall.
Cabinets, countertops, appliances will be replaced. There's that fluorescent light again!This area will be replaced and the configuration rearranged. (No, I do not have 9 kids.)
This layout will pretty much be the same. Wood floors will replace the linoleum.
Coat, backpack and shoe area will be moved to the laundry room. Is that a basket of laundry on the floor? Oops. Sorry.
Half-bath counter and sink will be placed.
Family room. Paint, windows, casing, chair rail, etc. By the time this whole project is over - I can guarantee the carpet will need to be replaced too.
Yesterday and today the window guys worked in the snow and rain (yes it's Spring!) to replace the windows before demolition. They installed half of the windows but decided to wait on the rest until the weather clears. We are loving the clear windows!
Monday is the big demo day! We are busy packing up the kitchen and everything else. I really hope we can survive this!