Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hard to believe

Post from April 23- forgot to post it then.

I am channeling all of my positive energy into believing that a big digger will arrive in my backyard sometime next week.  The deck is now gone revealing all the stuff we had stashed underneath over the past 11 years :)

This space should be a hole in about a week with any luck, and then a foundation and so on...  It was over a year ago when we started meetings to determine the direction for the renovation-addition.  I don't want to count the hours of meetings, discussions, magazine cutting and packing we have done in that year.  Nor do I want to count the white hairs that have ensued.  

It is weird that we have done so much work for what will be going into a renovated home when we don't have the permit yet.  (Keep your fingers crossed - we should see it this week!)  We picked plumbing fixtures and appliances, worked with a designer on the kitchen layout, did some initial shopping for goodies to fill the place.  All fun!  Tile shopping this past weekend provided the toughest choices to date.  When I mentioned this to people they all nodded - yes, picking tiles was the hardest part!  So many gorgeous choices and huge range of prices!!!  We have picked tiles for the main bath and the kitchen back splash but are still working on the look for the entry and mudroom and the master bath.  

Here is one of the drawings to look at to show you what many of hours of meeting time have resulted in. More to follow.


  1. This is really interesting, because I think your house is a lot like our house and we are also renovating. I have to ask... so are you digging out an expanded basement to go under your addition? Because I'm weighing the pros and cons and could use help. :)

  2. @Andrea Yes, we are digging out the basement too. My husband likes to do a bit of woodworking and will have a bigger shop in the basement. We also find that storage is an issue for us (although we are getting rid of quite a bit as we pack everything up!) so the unfinished basement area will help with that. Thanks for your comment and good luck with your renovation.