Thursday, August 11, 2011

If You Take Down A Wall..........

Remodels are a lot like that children's book, "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie". 
Once you remove the walls, you'll have to raise the floor.

If you're going to raise the floor, you'll have to take the flooring off. 

& if you're raising the floor & taking the flooring off it only makes sense to raise the door also. 

& once you remove the flooring you have to clean it up so...... 

You can frame the floor in. 

Once you frame the floor & start laying the sub floor down........ 

You realize it's time to raise the slider. 

Since you have to raise the slider you figure you might as well add the nicer upcycled Anderson slider you rescued from a remodel job up at the lake. That means cutting a bigger hole in the wall & framing it in.

After you've cut the bigger hole it's time to add the slider. 

Now that you've raised the floor it's time to........... 

Pull the flooring up. 

So you can put it all.... 

Back..... 

Down again. 

And that's what happens when you take down some walls.

There is so much more that will be happening with this room but for now we are focusing on the room addition. I love having a more open space & the kids do too. It's nice to have the floor all at one level. No more tripping down an awkward step! More updates of the remodel to follow :)

5 comments:

Sharon said...

Love it! I think this is the best thing I've read all day. it looks great!

Vicky said...

Looks SUPER, Summer! That hubby of yours is a go-getter or do you own a cattle prod?!!!! Love seeing the before and afters!

Susannah::Art Nest said...

oh, summer! it's fantastic! Dean works so hard for your sweet family~ It was so nice to talk to you yesterday...I am still laid up in bed but have taken refuge at my moms so that I can get rest! Talk to you soon!
Susannah

Christina said...

Hahaha - this is so true! But look how nice and bright that space is now!

Michelle said...

beautiful! Dean does such a good job.