Everything is now out of the Great Room and in the conex box which means we’re ready to start wrecking out the walls.
First, my dad announces he wants to save the paneling. It’s not really paneling, but one-inch thick pine boards. He loves it.
There is a discussion about how dark it makes the house and then the reality that everything in the walls has been coated with mold, mildew, skat.
It is agreed we will keep the paneling on the wall between the kitchen and Great Room. We can see the back of the boards here and so we compromise.
Wreck out begins.
Dad is tasked with vacuuming.
And the walls come down.
It’s a big room.
Then they move to the laundry room.
Finally, all the walls have been wrecked out.
Here is the Great Room with its bare bones.
And the wall of paneling negotiated to survive.
Dad is still vacuuming.
The Great Room has a fireplace. It will be the focal point. My dad took the wood stove from his parent’s home after Grandpa passed away and it will be a great reminder of that home and the memories a family makes.
Here is the inside of the house from different angles without any walls, just the studs.
This is looking from the front bedroom through the living room towards the Great Room.
Here is the house looking from the front bedroom to the back bedroom.
And here is the dumpster on day one.
And the dumpster now, after seven days of demolition.
In eight days, my husband and dad have done the demolition in the:
- front bedroom
- back bedroom
- Living Room, Hallway
- Kitchen Floors
- Hauled all worldly possessions to the conex box
- Laundry Room
- Great Room
We still need to remove the flooring from the Great Room (we expect everything here will need to be replaced because it’s sort of like a sponge currently), the floor in the laundry room.
Ceilings need to be dropped still.
Be sure and check out the beginning, where you can see the house as it was bought.