Now that we have finally come to the “end” of our project, I can take the time to organize a few before, during, and after shots. We are thrilled with the outcome, and have spent the last month (two months?) settling in to the new space. I already showed you the change process on the old bathroom, so I will see if I can break the rest of the renovation up into digestible pieces!
Let’s start with the exterior changes…here are some before pictures to refresh your memory:
Exterior demolition was quite a sight to behold…
This stage required a whole lot of trust. Watching people tear your house apart is a bit unsettling. See that white door up there? That was the door at the back of our closet leading into the little attic playroom….this door:
And this is what that space looked like BEFORE it was torn off…here is the back corner where my laundry room now resides:
Back outside for more of the exterior build process…in the next photo you can see where they built out the floor on the right hand side to expand our interior bedroom space by a few feet.
The view out my closet door was pretty cool at that point!
See this spot before the demolition?
Here is the same view after demolition:
That area is now my bedroom closet. You can still see the mess of cords in the next in-progress photo.
Now fast forward three and a half months and this is what the exterior looks like now:
After much deliberation, we decided to go with a combination of dark gray, lighter gray, and black for the porch trim. The peak wasn’t quite finished being painted in the next photo, but it was close.
The front door *just* got painted last week. (Yes, I know there is still blue painters’ tape along the floor edge. I would be happy to never see another roll of blue tape as long as I live.)
We still have the foundation to paint in the spring, and a ceiling to install in the porch now that it’s roof no longer leaks, but all in all we’re pleased with how close to “finished” we are on the exterior. (We live in a 115 year old house…who am I fooling? We will never be “finished!”)
Next post: The interior changes.