We have walls!

The drywall has been going up, but also coming down. Here are some of the upstairs walls. (There’s been a lot of work in the basement as well, but I don’t have any pictures yet.) This is in the kitchen:








Our TV wall:








The front wall (which will be covered with shelving):







The other side of the kitchen:








More random walls and bulkheads:














This shows the transition from the kitchen to the sunroom, with our little exposed brick reminder of the the outside wall that was:







Finally, our stair dilemma. Because we’re widening the basement stairs (which run directly beneath the main floor stairs), we had to removed the wall under the main stairs and bump it out 4″-6″. First the workers forgot this and rebuilt the wall in the original spot (to the left of this picture):







After we reminded them of the plans, they roughed in the wall as design by our architect:








We hated it. The picture doesn’t do justice to how stupid it looked, though it would have made a great Hot Wheels track. It also ruined the sight-lines from the front door, blocking the view of the sunroom. We hated it. We told them to take it down. We’re going to keep this part of the stairs open (with a railing, of course) and close it off at the bottom. As our contractor said as we apologized for the changes, “It’s just time and money!” Indeed.


About metermaid50

Vocation: teaching Job: ESL instructor in a private language school Family: one husband and two teenage daughters Pets: two cats, Kisa and Boo Passions: knitting, reading (mostly genre books), movies
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