Old Southern House is Getting Some New Parts!

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Dusting off the old blog because we’ve started on the renovation/rehabilitation we’ve been planning for going on TWELVE YEARS now and I know I will regret it down the road if I don’t record all the details now.

SO…here you go!

We started working with an architect last spring and then a structural engineer in the fall. We had all the plans finalized in February of what we wanted (1,800 square foot addition plus redoing the current kitchen into a butler’s pantry and making the current kitchenette into MM’s bathroom).

We met with a couple of contractors at the end of March and signed a contract by the end of April.

Mid-May we had some trees removed (including a giant Black Walnut which we’re going to make the countertops with in the butler’s pantry and mudroom).

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The last week of May into the first week of June we had all the siding removed.

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A couple weeks in June we had the current electrical lines and gas lines moved (they both ran through the backyard…so random!).

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Which leads us up to the last two weeks–demoing the sleeping porch/laundry room/downstairs bathroom addition that was added on in the 1910s-1920s.

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And today they started excavating so we can pour the footings/foundation/whatever you want to call it next, ha!

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(Moseby loved this pile of dirt; sorry, we just got back from the water park, can you tell?)

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And that’s where we are now! So exciting and just a wee bit stressful (we haven’t had a washer & dryer in a month and all six of us are sharing one bathroom. At least we have a kitchen…for now at least, HA!!).

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2 Responses to Old Southern House is Getting Some New Parts!

  1. Mom July 15, 2019 at 8:15 pm #

    This has made my day!!! I am so happy that you are blogging again…LOVE reading your blogs…and love you…Mom

  2. Denise Thompson July 15, 2019 at 8:15 pm #

    This has made my day!!! I am so happy that you are blogging again…LOVE reading your blogs…and love you…Mom

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