Left for the hospital Monday at 9:00 just as the construction crew showed up and started the demo. I guess it was good that I was out of the house when all this happened.
Looking into the old kitchen.
After first round of demo.
Looking from the dining room into the kitchen
Here you can see the entire kitchen with the long bar. On the left is the laundry area. The blue tape marks where the new panty and island will be. All of this is now gone.
They left the range behind, so Chris hooked it back up so we could use for a little while.This is looking from the dining room into the kitchen/family room area. I have hated those sliding glass doors since we moved in. Chris took one set down so he could move the refrigerator into the temporary kitchen. On the right you can see part of the temporary kitchen we set up.
What it looks like now. They haven't finished removing all the old walls yet, but this will all be open into the kitchen.Looking from the front door into the formal living room and the partial wall from my office.
Same view from the front door into what will now be the family room. The pony walls with spindles are gone! You can see the new wall between my office and the family room.
My office with all the craft supplies removed.
The new view into my office. This was actually the formal dining room but we always used it as my office since it was way too small for dining. This will have a pocket door so I can close it off when company comes.
Anther view into my office. Here you can better see the new dividing wall and that they raised the ceiling.
Looking from the laundry area into the dining room.
The view today with the bar and paneling removed.
Same view with everything removed. The far wall will have built in bookshelves and cabinets.
Still some demo left for tomorrow. They are raising the ceilings only slightly in the kitchen, my office, family room and slightly higher in the dining room. Luckily, I have rehab in the AM so won't be here for the demo.
Just few shots from the recovery process.
Forgive me if this entire post is disjointed. I am still on pain meds! This too shall pass.....