|Looking toward the front of the house. Everything will be
going except the orange closet, which I have to keep as it
houses the furnace and hot water heater!
I figured it was time to update my readers on the remodel progress. For those who may not know what I’m about, I’m currently removing most of the interior walls in my home so that I will soon have a two room home, my main room (is this what a Great Room is? It will be great for sure) which will house everything except my bedroom and then, my bedroom. There will also be eventually a guest 1/2 bath.
|My kitchen will now be “L” shaped.|
Anyway, yesterday was major destruction in a very good way. The walls came tumbling down and now I just have studs. The studs will come out once the steel beams are in place (would be very silly to do it before then!), and I’m thrilled to see how much more functional space I will have. My home is plenty big enough, but when everything was sliced up into tiny rooms, I didn’t use it well. I am definitely not a wall sort of person. I don’t like walls between people, and I don’t like walls separating my home either. As I’ve mentioned before, this remodel is really a wonderful healing metaphor for the work I’m doing on a personal level and lately I’ve been attempting to rebuild some relationships just as I will shortly be rebuilding my home’s center section.
|The messiest part was taking out the ceiling in the old
laundry room closet area, as all the blown-in insulation
came falling out, but the ceiling here will match the
cathedral ceiling in the kitchen and mail living room.
I think is is especially appropriate that I’m now “attacking” the core of my home as that is where I am in my personal growth also. I’m working at “excavating” me to find my true center just as I’m doing with my home. It is hard work on both fronts and at times it is also very scary work, but it is rewarding and uplifting as well.
In any case I hope you enjoy the photos and I’ll keep updating them as the work progresses. I have a remodel album on my Picasa site and also there is a link at the top of this page to my remodel page on my website. Yeah, I’m connected in way too many places, but I’m trying to make it easy for anyone who wants to follow me to find all the connections.