Friday, August 21, 2009

can you say "slooooooooooooooooooow"?

I seriously haven't neglected to post about the farmhouse remodel because of procrastination on my part. The reason there hasn't been any posts in a while is due to the fact that very little progress has been made over the past couple of months.

We've run into a number of issues in the deconstruction that took additional framing time.....
  • Foundation was 4 ft away from where it should have been, so we had to pour a new foundation in the crawl space and jack up the house.
  • Upon jacking up the house, we had uneven floors upstairs that had to be filled in.
  • We hadn't planned on replacing the windows, but upon closer inspection, we realized the reason they were so fogged was because the seals on almost all had dry rotted.
  • We stripped the fireplace to expose the brick and realized the original builder had applied the drywall directly to the brick which holds moisture which begets mold.
But, without further adieu, here are some before and after photos.

Our old front porch here:
The old front to the house:

The new front without a roof:

The new front with a roof:

Like the change????

The old left side of the house:

In the remodel, we closed in the back porch a bit to connect the garage and house. You can't really tell that from the "before" photo, but you can see the connection in the new photo below:

The old right side:In the new version below, we bumped out the extension in the master bath a bit more to allow for a larger shower and added a couple of windows (the other window you can see from the rear view):

The old rear view:
The new rear view:

See the extra window in the master bath? Also, you can see a bit more of the porch that we took in. The only thing not right in this photo is the window in the master bedroom. They ordered a window that was too small.

I can't wait to show you the inside tomorrow.
Add Image


Kimber-Leigh said...

building always has hiccups, doesn't it?

i love the change in the roof. can't wait to see it all finished!

Kimberly said...

Those porches are going to be a wonderful place to play with your new baby! I am seeing lots of wicker furniture and large ferns. Oh my, simply beautiful.

Erika said...

what a cool and rewarding thing you are doing! Congrats on make your abode just the way you want it!

Cassandra West said...

Looking good!!! Can't wait to see the inside!! Love before and after photos!! So exciting!!

Angela W said...

Wow! You guys are doing an amazing job on the house! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Christine said...

lovin' the changes! can't wait to see more :) tfs!

Nicole #3 said...

lovin' the changes, April! i'm sure you'll see the reward from it when it's over. :)