Since my last update about the house, a lot has been done! We are completely done with framing which included replacing subfloors in the kitchen and 2 bathrooms, repairing several rotten studs, adding some extra supports in the basement, and framing out a bathroom & 2 closets.
|New Master Closet|
|Closet framed out of the attic|
Almost all of the plumbing has been replaced, and we also added a bathroom and laundry room in what used to be closet space.
|Laundry Hook Ups|
The new heating and air conditioning units have been put in, as well as the ductwork added as needed. (The house had central heating before, but no air, so we are excited not to be sweltering in the Alabama heat for much longer!)
Brick work started last week which will include replacing all of the rollocks (exterior sills underneath the windows), bricking up 2 windows on the back of the house, repairing the arch at the front and reinforcing some bricks that have started to fall out.
|Brick Work in progress|
|2 Windows bricked up in back|
Electrical *should* be done by the end of this week. We had to re-wire the entire house so hopefully it won't be a fire hazard any more =).
|New lighting in Lucas' room|
|Lighting finished in the living room|
Since most of these things have been beyond our expertise or DIY abilities, we have hired people to do them. Andy has cleared out the insulation from the attic and torn out 3 more ceilings. Besides that, we've been doing lots of cleanup. Seems like that part of renovation never ends! We also visited the scrap metal yard to scrap 780 lbs of weights that came out of the old windows.
|The big magnet just pulls all of the metal out of your car!|
Last weekend, we were able to move out all of the cabinets, doors, and trim that have been cluttering up the house to make it easier to finish the next phase...which will be insulation, sheet rock, and then flooring! I can't wait to finally have some walls again! We are getting closer!