One week in and we’ve come a long way on the home remodel project.
We’ve been doing demolition, taking the inside down the bare studs. You can read about each of the rooms as we’ve done them here.
Today we’re removing the kitchen floor.
It is worn out Congoleum. It’s dull, barren in sections.
As it begins, we become aware that there are at least four layers of flooring. Not just Congoleum, but flooring.
Nothing is coming easy in this demolition.
All the layers of flooring have to come out.
Not only are there layers of flooring, but this house was built by someone who didn’t have a grasp on gravity and built it to last forever by nailing it to Earth. There are nails four times the standard in the sheetrock, in the cabinets, and the floor.
Persistence is key so dad and my husband keep at it.
There is a section where the cabinets were, under the window, under where the sink was, that is rotten. It’s going to have to be replaced.
It has been a long week, but much has been accomplished.
There’s a bit of kitchen floor left to remove. The Great room and laundry room still need to be wrecked out and we have to drop the ceilings, which everyone’s avoiding after seeing all the snake skins, bats, and skat up there.
The bathroom floor also needs to be removed, and we have to make a decision about whether the bathtub is staying or going.
We’re off to Pittsburgh to pick up the Kiddos from Camp Grandma and Grandpa’s and then taking a week off for soccer camp.
My brother and dad finish the kitchen floor while we’re gone.
Be sure and check out the beginning, where you can see the house as it was bought.