Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Our Renovation ~ Removing Addition Part 3

The story of the removal of the addition would not be complete if I didn't share this next part.

Remember this huge pile that once was part of our home?
If you haven't read Part 1 & Part 2 check them out.

We spent the next couple weeks removing debris.

Filling dumpster...after dumpster....after dumpster.

Until one day when I came home & surprise!
We had new "siding"
I think grey is a nice choice;)
And the debris pile was nearly gone.

And oh yeah!
Another Surprise!

Remember how we had left part of the home on the right side.
That is what will be part of our kitchen.
Well, Surprise!  It's gone!

Travis just decided one day that he didn't like it.
I think maybe somebody just got a little destruction happy:)

Actually, once the main addition was removed he realized that part of the home
would end up being the only part remaining, that did not have 10 foot ceilings.
Since we plan for that space to be our kitchen  he really didn't think
it was a good idea to leave it & decided to remove it.
Our cabinets would have been on a shorter wall.
It would have been very awkward in the open layout space.
I would have hated it!  He knows me well.
Good thinking honey!

What a great surprise!
Some things do actually turn out to be good surprises!
Now the entire existing home & the addition will all be aligned with 10 foot ceilings.
I can't wait!

I love high ceilings in any space.
I think it makes a small space seem so much bigger.
Our cottage home is going to be around 1500 square feet in the end.
Not huge, by any means, but the ceiling heights should help the space feel larger.



  1. I really enjoy watching your progress. Quite an undertaking and very rewarding.

  2. So much work but it will be so worth it! Loving the progress shots.. keep them coming!

  3. I just finished reading up on your progress! Your hubby is awesome and I think he is a keeper. Wow to think that he thought about what you would want is just wonderful. Can I ask if you are living in the house while you are doing the work? I am your newest follower. I hope you can visit me sometime. I only do little projects and dream of big ones:) My hubby doesn't have that talent. I keep hoping my 3 boys will grow up and have some--it may be too late :(


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