Demolition started on Monday and by the end of Day 3 an enormous dumpster had already been filled to the brim. Rough work is now underway for the electrical and heating systems. Of course there have been a few surprises (none of them especially good) which is to be expected in a house that’s more than 100 years old. But we’ve got a great design/build team from Kitchens and Baths Unlimited at the helm who assure us that all will be well. (I might need to hear that a few hundred more times, Kelly, but I really do want to believe!)
Check out the photos on the next page.
Next week will feature plumbing, window replacement, stucco repair and ideally a visit from the building inspector before the walls get sealed up again. Hopefully there will be far less construction dust than there has been this week, caking every blessed thing (and person) in our home with layers of sticky, stinky grit.
Wish us luck, and tune in again late next week for another kitchen reno update. Have you survived a major renovation project? Share your coping tips in the Comments -- please!