We Have a New Addition to Our Family!
Okay, not exactly. It's an addition on our house, but boy was this our "baby" for the first year living here. It took all of our time and attention and we didn't quite anticipate the long days and sleepless nights.
Why the addition?
Our home didn't come with a dining room, just a long table shoved against the wall in the kitchen.
It did come, however, with a covered patio that spanned the length of the living/dining room area. It seemed like the obvious choice for expanding the house and creating a proper dining area and breakfast bar, as well as a great place to put my husband's home reno skills to the test. It was a pretty big undertaking for one man and his moderately helpful wife.
Here's a reminder of what it started out looking like:
The framing begins
Then windows and wiring were next.
Now we have a wall of 9 windows that face the river.
We hired out the spray foam insulation...well worth it!!
Removing the vinyl siding was pretty quick, but taking off the old shingles and nails underneath it was a time consuming task which is not adequately represented by these photos. Though I'm the one behind the camera here, I also enjoyed being pretty hands-on for this project, removing hundreds of large nails from the old wall with a crow bar.
There was something so satisfying about the loud squeak of the nail being pried out and hearing it drop to the ground. It's addictive!
Future Breakfast bar