Hello everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! You don’t even want to know what we’ve been doing around here….Let’s just start with this. Here are some pictures I’ve been drooling over for months:
I LOVE those columns! They are so elegant. Here are a couple more pictures:
So I decided that we needed to tear down a wall and get some columns…Here is our perfectly good wall before:
It was either an office or a dining room. My hubs and I are not home office kind of people, so we are going for a dining room/living room extension. That wall is blocking the main window looking out of the front of the house.
Now for building those headers…ugh…those are support walls. Then for rerouting all that electrical…double ugh…Good things my hubs is so amazing (aren’t you glad you aren’t married to me? We don’t go on vacation. No sirreee…We remodel!) We got a couple of estimates for this little remodel of ours, the lowest being $9000.00.
$9000 is completely ridiculous to me, considering this is almost all labor! So what do you do when the bid comes in too high? You do it yourself! And if you can’t figure out the electrical or the headers? You buy a book and learn. Seriously…We are doing this remodel for under $1200.00. That’s a savings of $7800.00!!
I couldn’t be prepared for the mess that removing drywall makes! It helps when you have a cute little helper.
Of course we are nowhere near done, but I love the openness already! I can tell that this was a good decision for us! After the wall we are replacing the flooring and a few other things, then we are gonna relax for a while. I’ll update along the way. Just wanted to give you a sneak peek for now. And….I did finish my closet/office makeover, I just need to find the time to blog about it, so that is on its way, but for now, I’m off to get a building permit! Have a great day! Thanks for coming by!