Renovating: Demolition!

As some of you know I’m currently renovating, something that I wrote about a few times.  I’m having a hard time with it emotionally because it’s expensive, but needs to be done and I find it very scary… my house was built in the 30’s and inevitably every time I go to fix something another problem is discovered so I feel a bit anxious about the situation. Nonetheless it’s all very exciting and I’m looking forward to the end result! Demo got underway on Monday, and since I wanted to keep you guys up to date here’s a few pics!

When I bought my house it looked like this;

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Then it turned into this (also MANY improvements inside in the meanwhile;

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Aaaand then this happened

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Annnnd a big hole, oh my;

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And that’s where things stand now, on Friday they’re coming to destroy that concrete, fill the hole… then start building the foundation. Eek! (I wrote the first cheque to the contractor today, bye bye hard-earned money)

I gotta say, I love my house, it’s just so cute and small but I can’t wait to have that extra bedroom built on and to be able to put my desk together and write by the window… 🙂

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22 Comments

  1. Ahh big hole!

    I can't wait to see the finished product. Thanks for the update, I am a house junkie.

  2. Wow that's going to be quite a renovation!

  3. Ahh big hole!

    I can’t wait to see the finished product. Thanks for the update, I am a house junkie.

  4. Your house is too darn cute and quaint! I want a bright red door, too, if I ever own a home.

  5. Wow that’s going to be quite a renovation!

  6. Your house is too darn cute and quaint! I want a bright red door, too, if I ever own a home.

  7. I have always wanted a red front door! This is a very cute house. GL with the undertaking.

  8. I have always wanted a red front door! This is a very cute house. GL with the undertaking.

  9. @lane & ShoeGal; thanks!

  10. @lane & ShoeGal; thanks!

  11. Oh, it's so cute! What is the insulation like? I live in a bit of an older, small house, and our heating and cooling sucks, despite the house being pretty small. I'd be willing to buy an adorable place like this if the AC and heat worked better than where I live now…

    Good luck with the renovation!

  12. Oh, it’s so cute! What is the insulation like? I live in a bit of an older, small house, and our heating and cooling sucks, despite the house being pretty small. I’d be willing to buy an adorable place like this if the AC and heat worked better than where I live now…

    Good luck with the renovation!

  13. I'm looking forward to the final product!

    We added an office/studio onto the back of our house about a year ago. It made a huge difference in our lives, so it was money (and time vacuuming construction dust) well spent.

  14. I’m looking forward to the final product!

    We added an office/studio onto the back of our house about a year ago. It made a huge difference in our lives, so it was money (and time vacuuming construction dust) well spent.

  15. Very cool! Will love to see the after pics!

  16. Very cool! Will love to see the after pics!

  17. What a great looking place! I absolutely understand the renovation stress. I'm just doing a bathroom and it's frustrating/stressful right now, but hopefully all worth it in the end. Can't wait to see more pics.

  18. What a great looking place! I absolutely understand the renovation stress. I’m just doing a bathroom and it’s frustrating/stressful right now, but hopefully all worth it in the end. Can’t wait to see more pics.

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