White House Renovations

It’s finally happened! For several years I had been anxiously awaiting this day, the day when our house would stop falling down around our ears and be big enough for us to eat dinner in the kitchen! Lofty dreams…I know! I hope you’ll join us on this journey, for what, I can assure you, will be a stressful and humorous ride.

Our kitchen/breakfast nook/laundry-mudroom/pantry area has always been poorly laid out. Over the years we’ve tried to do the best we can with the space, and for the most part we’ve made it work. Then that day came when Matt and I were each in one part of the area and literally had the floor drop beneath our feet. We had the tentative exchange of “Did you do that?!”, before Matt grabbed a flashlight and crawled under our deck to see what was going on.

Much to our concern we found several large sections of the foundation that had crumbled and ceased to exist under the kitchen. We discovered that the entire area was part of a poorly construction addition. They had tried to keep the look of laid stone foundation, but had no idea what they were doing and it cracked and crumbled. We had debated just repairing the foundation, gutting the kitchen and starting over, but there still really was not enough room for a, now, family of 6.

We held off as long as we could, socking away our pennies until we had a significant portion of the renovation costs saved up. This year is THE YEAR my pipe dream comes true! and I don’t even have words for how excited I am!

I have loved construction and renovation for as long as I can remember. I had wanted to be an architect, homes were my passion, however my high school guidance counselor felt that it wasn’t a good match because of my relationship with math {I guess we didn’t have calculators or computers back then}.
Now it’s my turn, in my home. I hope you’ll join us! I love home renovations and I love comments! If you have a question about something, feel free to ask…I will answer it!

The Posts:

The Before
The Look
The Hard Truth of Home Renovations
The Destruction
God the Carpenter
The Foundation
Weather Proof and Bedroom Walls
We Have Windows!
It’s Electrifying
The Rub-a-Dub Debacle