And So It Begins, Renovation Day 1
It was a big one! [sarcasm] All I did was remove three deck boards so I can see what sort of tricks I am going to have to do to get some insulation in the floor. I am building on the dovetail which is a slanted piece of metal, basically a ramp for an equipment to be loaded. It’s going to be tricky to get good insulation in there for the kiddos. I am basically just building two walls (and filling in the patio window). I am not going to align the walls with the existing walls since it would be hard to match. You miss by an inch you better miss by a mile 🙂 . I am offsetting the walls about 3 inches so I can get the interior dimensions I want (54″x7’4″). I will finish them differently than the rest of the place as well. I am scrolling through craigslist every day to find a 32″ door that swings out. I am going to be reusing and relocating the window in the bathroom which will leave a nice convenient space for a shelf for all the toiletries that I thought I would live just fine without but that creep into the house anyway… Once I have that door I am set on materials and can go full steam ahead.
James and I have a really busy April but I am slating as many weekends as I can in May and June to finish the renovation (including adding this room and tearing out the floors and updating the cabinets). Once July rolls around we are booked with weddings and events all over again… I don’t think I will feel like hard manual labor into the 6+ month of pregnancy either so forward we have to go. It will be slow to start but I am hoping to have the floor completed by the end of this month. It will be the hardest part to figure out… the rest is just labor :).
I REALLY want to get two hours a night of my bed to myself but I have to remember this should be a FUN adventure too… I can’t get too antsy and make it miserable 🙂
Removed three whole boards