We've run into a number of issues in the deconstruction that took additional framing time.....
- Foundation was 4 ft away from where it should have been, so we had to pour a new foundation in the crawl space and jack up the house.
- Upon jacking up the house, we had uneven floors upstairs that had to be filled in.
- We hadn't planned on replacing the windows, but upon closer inspection, we realized the reason they were so fogged was because the seals on almost all had dry rotted.
- We stripped the fireplace to expose the brick and realized the original builder had applied the drywall directly to the brick which holds moisture which begets mold.
Our old front porch here:
The old front to the house:
The new front without a roof:
The new front with a roof:
Like the change????
The old left side of the house:
In the remodel, we closed in the back porch a bit to connect the garage and house. You can't really tell that from the "before" photo, but you can see the connection in the new photo below:
The old right side:In the new version below, we bumped out the extension in the master bath a bit more to allow for a larger shower and added a couple of windows (the other window you can see from the rear view):
The old rear view:
The new rear view:
See the extra window in the master bath? Also, you can see a bit more of the porch that we took in. The only thing not right in this photo is the window in the master bedroom. They ordered a window that was too small.
I can't wait to show you the inside tomorrow.