You’d think I would have taken a whole slew of “before” pictures given my propensity for over-photographing everything, but, um, I guess I was distracted because these two pictures are all I have. We started with this master bedroom/master retreat:and this kid’s room:
And then we ripped it all apart. Heh. The master bedroom and master retreat were beautiful, but the retreat was an incredible amount of wasted space in our opinion. So about half of the retreat went to make the girls’ room bigger and about half of it made our master bedroom bigger.
And here’s where we are today... The demolition is done and all the scrap has been hauled away. The framing has been done:
The insulation for the new walls has been done and the floor patches (to replace the holes left by the old fireplace and old closet) have been done:
The girls like inspecting the progress each day (for this first pic, I’m standing in what will be their palatial new closet):
The electricians have been hard at work installing overhead lighting in every room and closet (how did the previous owners live without it?) and fixing weird electrical problems that we’ve found:(I don’t even need to mention that the girls picked out this fan and not me, right?)
Whew. The drywall guy will be here for a couple of days, the construction crew and electricians have at least one more day on site after he’s done, and then the painting crew comes in. It’s pretty exciting, but oh man it will sure be nice to have a tidy, clean, quiet (except for the twinados, haha) house once again and to be able to move furniture (like our beds!) into the right rooms. We originally planned to have all this done before we moved in, but the financing was such a pain and dragged on so long that it didn’t happen. Oh well, we still count ourselves as lucky that the old house sold so fast and we had to move before we were ready. It’s a good problem to have (at least that’s what I keep telling myself).
PS: My mom had an outpatient surgery this week and would appreciate any good thoughts you can send her for a speedy recovery.