Construction Roundup

So many projects, so little time.  Well, as they say, a picture’s worth a 1000 words, so let’s get started!

The bathroom project is easily the most complex and long-running.  Here’s the progression thus far:

Old bathroom torn out to the studs.

Old bathroom with most studs removed.

Bathroom floor torn out down to the joists for addition of new joists. That's the furnace right below it.

New joists in followed by new floor in. Our bathroom has now doubled in size!

So the next steps are to get the new exterior wall in (the old one rotted because of a leaky roof), and then put in the new interior walls of the bathroom. Needless to say, this project is far from over, so you can look forward to plenty more updates as the summer rolls on.

The upstairs is chugging along too, with a few additional problems that needed to be solved.  It turns out the ceiling joists, due to only being one inch wide boards, wouldn’t be able to hold the sheet rock (with which we had planned to replace the plaster).  So here’s what we’ve been doing there:

Upstairs without the old walls.

Upstairs with new wall and new joists.

Let there be light! Upstairs ceiling light fixtures added (the lamps themselves will be added after the drywall is put up, so these are just temporary).

The yellow-colored new wood is slowly infiltrating the entire house!  Next time I’ll post more photos of what’s all going out outside the house.

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About Leigh

Born and raised in Rochester, MN, Leigh moved to the Twin Cities in 2004 for college. She stayed, and now works for a south metro city in the recycling department. In February of 2011, she and Paul bought a neglected farm house in the city to start our own urban hobby farm.

Posted on June 15, 2011, in House, Renovation and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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