Today is the day, pending a permit, we’re breaking ground. I’m so excited to get started!
This weekend I spent time clearing out Scott and the girls’ closets as they will be GONE in just a few weeks! My understanding is the foundation, framing and roof will be done within 2 weeks and that’s when they’ll “blast through our wall” to make way for the hall.
So I put the girls clothes in empty racks in the playroom closet and boxed the rest of the stuff up. As for Scott’s, I stuffed as much as I could in my closet which happened to be less than full since I consigned a whole bunch of stuff as month. But he still has quite a bit of clothing. So we’re planning to get a free-standing clothes rack and park it right in the middle of our bedroom until the new closet is ready. Oh joy!
I thought I’d show a few before pictures.
Here is the girls’ room (please ignore the half-made bed and messy dresser. I did clean that this weekend too. The new closet will be right where the headboard is. The window will be taken out and dry-walled in.
And from this view. The closet will be GONE as that whole wall is the other side of the new hallway!
Right on the other side of that wall is what will be the other side of the hallway in our bedroom. Just imagine this whole section you see being the new hallway headed straight out of the house. The window will be dry-walled in as well:
A new wall will be built about 3” inside the room to make sure we meet code for the width of the hallway. Pretty soon our TV will have to come down and the dresser moved. And as I mentioned, all those clothes are going to have to find a temporary home.
And here is outside before we do any digging. The hallway I mentioned is right in between those two windows on the side of the house.
Man, I can not wait!
And in case you need to catch up or need a reminder, here is the floorplan. A few things have changed but it’s pretty close.