Jamuary 2012 - We're at it again!

After 14 years, we've finally decided to add a much needed new kitchen, mudroom and bathroom, plus enlarge 2 existing bathrooms and my office.  Below are a few photos of the work in progress, and the bumps along the way. Construction always offers surprises with an old house and every day brings a crisis of some sort! I'll continue to add photos along the way.

Digging for the foundation

A 100+ year old oak sill that needs replacing, but..........

 ......... that end of the house needs jacks and BIG laminated beams to carry the weight during the process.

The excavator needed to pull all vehicles up the driveway after a snow/ ice storm

Ready to pour the foundation

 How close are we to that dropoff?

Oops...... guess that was the water pipe to the barn well

It takes a crew to stop a flood

Finally, up and out of the ground with the framing

More progress..........

Add some windows

 The beginnings of the interior - blending the old with the new

The temporary bathroom, and lots of wide planking from the mill stored in the dining room

 The makeshift kitchen in the living room, leads to "multitasking"!

They finally break through from the old kitchen into the new kitchen space, with it's tall ceilings

A rotted beam in the "new" den leads to another major excavation

Finally we had to give up our bathroom, so we now have a heated "hose" shower in the greenhouse.  I can now shower and water my seedlings at the same time. That's multi-tasking.

Kitchen cabinets have arrived and are being installed.

Tile for the guest bath, and a new Jacuzzi tub for the master bath.

Finally the milled wide pine flooring is going into the kitchen and the new den.

After staining and sealing.......

And the blue Dining Rm floors get a new facelift too.

Outside,  grading is underway - with the final plantings, walkways, shutters and porch railings to be completed - and finished photos to be posted in the spring 2014.