Before vs After..
The following are some drawings I made on PhotoShop to reflect the progress of renovation to completion. These drawings are only of the existing house. The addition is just off the newly converted formal living room (Sorry bout the bad photo shop computer drawings. I think you will get the picture though ;-])
|The load bearing walls are the east and west exterior walls. After demo a lot the load bering walls are gone! At this point a lot of the roof was being supported by temporary supports and beams.|
Final renovation footprint
|Everything red is new!|
The above is a picture of the house from the road. My husband was out of town when I saw the house. This is one of the pictures I sent him. I actually saw the house and put in an offer (with his approval) while he was gone! I still cannot believe he wanted to buy this house. But so glad he did!
In the thick of it!
One more before picture for the full effect.
The grading was SO bad we had to take out 7 loads of dirt so the rain water would not rush to the front door of the house! We took out everything in the island and dug out a nice size retention so all the water now goes to the island. Phew!! No more digging trenches in the middle of the night to divert water away from the house!
Such an improvement!
Notice: In the picture below see how the exterior wall used to jig jog in a couple of time.
Now the wall is straight. We bumped it out to add square footage to the Kitchen and pantry.
So, tell me what ya think. I would love to hear your thoughts. Have you been renovating? If you have a blog or an instagram account I want to follow you! Maybe I can get my renovation fix by watching your renovation ;-)