Wednesday, April 13, 2011

let the renovations begin!

last week we officially started renovating 2 of the 3 bedrooms and the hallway in our house. after living here for almost 2 years, and talking about it, planning and designing and talking some more, it finally came time to break into the walls...

bryce decided I should be the one to swing the first hammer. so I reluctantly tried hitting the wall as hard as I could - but it just left a scuff...
harder they said - so I tried again, with 2 hands...
here's Bryce showing me how it's done...
then Hannah wanted in on the action too
Bryce powered through this wall in the first night
and the next day finished off this onethe renos we are doing to the 2 bedrooms are mostly cosmetic. but we had to upgrade the electrical in the house and since we were opening up the walls, and had guessed that these exterior walls were probably not insulated we decided to rip them back to the studs.

on Monday our contractor put a new header in above this existing window
to make way for our new french doors! (which he installed the wrong way round...) they are outswing doors so as not to eat up into the space in the room, but he installed them as inswings, so they're coming back out again tomorrow and reinstalled.
but even in the wrong way, we're really happy with the bright and airy feeling it has given the room already!


  1. Oooh I'm super jealous of your french doors! I've always dreamed of waking up and walking directly outside to see what the weather is that day. You too are ambitious! Can't wait to see the result.

  2. It's going to look great when it's done, how much lighter is it!

    And look at you! You look fantastic. Hope the baby is treating you well.

  3. looking great Kate! hope you're keeping well and the kiddo is doing great.. can't wait to see the finished house!!


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