A SHELL OF A HOUSE

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The shell of the future living room

The fifty year old house we moved and are renovating was originally going to be a fixer upper. We thought it would be a big project needing lots of TLC but we didn’t realize just how much. It had more water issues from a leaking roof than we thought. To avoid any future mold issues we ended up tearing out all of the walls and old insulation until it was down to just the structure itself. What originally was going to be mere fixing of some old plastered walls and ceilings will now be a much larger task – completely re-building all of the interior walls and ceilings. This really isn’t a bad thing though because it will be nice to know that the house will have fresh insulation and new drywall. I suppose we could have built a new house but I still really like that this old well built house wasn’t demolished. The house was built by one of my close friend’s grandfathers; we were told it was the first home he built and he had a very long and successful career in construction. So even with all of the extra work ahead of us, this house still has good bones and was built to last.

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The future dining area

The future kitchen

The future kitchen

 

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The front entry way – I still love the door

 

 

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