Since my last post (click here) showing the final stages of demo, steady progress has been made. Mainly framing and major concrete excavation.
Above is the kitchen side of the house. The door on the right was how we entered the house. It will soon be gone and two windows will be added on each side of the stove. The door on the left was to the dining room and was never used. It wall also be taken out and a larger window will replace the long rectangular one.
The hole on the lower level is where the second bay of the garage will go.
Chipping away at the existing foundation.
Above is the view from the new family room 'nook' towards the kitchen door that will be replaced with a window. The floor was lower because it was previously a brick courtyard that had been enclosed with cheesy sliding glass doors. The real front door was inside this courtyard, but no one could see it through the cheesy glass doors, which is how the kitchen door became the main entrance.
Above is from the opposite direction looking into the new nook from the kitchen. It also will be the connection from the hall to the kitchen, so the actual nook is pretty tiny. Only a small sectional and ottoman will fit, with the tv on the above wall.
The powder room was framed and is larger than I expected. The contractor spray painted where things will go. I moved the toilet to the door wall so the sink will be what is in view when the door is open. Do you want to see the sink I'm leaning towards for in here?
What do you think? I'm thinking of having brass fixtures, so I'm still on the fence with it as I don't want to mix metals.
The pantry has been framed. The door is temporary! It's where the contractors store their tools at night. It will have a barn door. I'm so excited to have a walk-in pantry!
This is the view from the living room towards the main foyer and powder room.
We needed major piers and as such, lots of digging.
Above is the wall of the master bedroom. As you might recall, there was a sun room there. Instead of trying to create an insulated room with adequate flooring and roof, it was decided that it would be easier to tear it down and start from scratch.
Just to follow-up on the window selection, we went with Jeld-Wen. The quality is still excellent and I was able to get the narrow size bars (is there a name for them?) that the Marvin windows had, but significantly less expensive. Here is a photo of the style I chose.