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For weeks now we have been in the final stages of the design and planning phases and getting the details together to get the project permitted and ready for construction.

The day has come. The dumpster has been delivered. The permit has been issued. Our construction crew has begun demolition for the interior projects.

I am so excited that the bathroom has gone from this…16417894_12_0

to this…IMG_4842

The 1980’s have taken their tile back and the bathroom is now clear to have tile and a tub that will work for a 1907 home. The pedestal sink will be coming back once the new tile is installed. (The built-ins that are visible in the before picture are still there and will not be removed, they just didn’t show up in the after photo.)

The peninsula in the kitchen has been removed along with the cork flooring that was damaged and pulling up from the subfloor. The kitchen is so much more open. There will be a few cosmetic updates to the kitchen (lighting, backsplash, flooring) but the layout will not be changing, except for a custom island. I will share more about the island in an upcoming post.IMG_4837

Downstairs in the semi unfinished side of the basement, work began to prep the space for new built-ins and plumbing pipe rework.IMG_4835

Up to this point all of our work with Cooper Design Builders has been on paper and a few house walk throughs. This week we got to see their work in action and I have to say that once again we are very happy to be working with a crew of people that know what they are doing, are easy to communicate with and are professional (and still fun) every step of the way. The next four months of construction will be stressful at times, but working with this crew will make the headaches much easier to work through.

I was a bit nervous to go to the house after demo had started. I thought it might be too much to see things in this “demo” state. The reality though, I love the house even more. All of the pieces that I didn’t care for have been removed and it leaves room for possibilities.