|Door into stairwell: before|
- Layer One: Panel board
- Layer Two: 1/4 inch plywood
- Layer Three: Weird textured 'wallpaper'
- Layer Four: Old crumbly dusty dirty drywall.
We are gaining an inch to the whole room just by taking down all this crap. I haven't even told you about the ceiling (about as bad as the walls...).
|The Onion House|
|Jeremy, Bryce, and Clint|
|It may have been the wine, but damn did I laugh.|
Living in such a small space is challenging but also strangely satisfying. Everything is always clean and tidy. There are no doors to close or corners to hide things in. It took a couple days to get everything in it's place to really make everything run smoothly, but so far so good. That said I can't wait to have the big house back.
|Half a kitchen.|
The day after we moved we took a trip to Edmonton, Alberta in search of most of the makings for a new kitchen... During boxing week. I can't even start to tell the horror stories of shopping, it's just too fresh. Yet we came out with a good deal and half a kitchen. The other half is on order and will be here within the month.
We have accepted a challenge from our friends back in B.C. (Steve and Robyn). They are also ripping out their kitchen and a wall (or two, I'm not positive of the details), So its a race to the finish. I doubt we will win because our demo is becoming more and more complicated as we 'progress' (blown in insulation in particular in the entire ceiling).
But for now I'll let the photos tell the tale.
|The layers are unbelievable.|
After the cabnets were removed we finally had confirmation of the wood floors under the entire kitchen. This was thrilling to say the least since we had planned the entire renovation around this one unknown.
- Layer One: Lino
- Layer Two: Sub floor
- Layer Three: More lino
- Layer Four: Back breaking scarping of the floor to remove ground in glue while somehow preserving the existing wood floors. Ugh.
So all in all the demolition is in full swing and the blizzard outside is a nightmare but the dump is open and weather waits for no one.