In the beginning of the reno of 822
the plans of a master suite had several options to consider
was not one of them
BUT...and this was a big BUT--
here and there...the post office, the grocery store, the hardware store... folks would say to us
"I spent my honeymoon in that old apartment out back"
"That was our first home when we got married years ago"
"We lived there for a couple of years before we finally found a house to live in"
in our minds, all we could really do that made any sense at all,
was bring in the bulldozer
instead....we did this about 6 times
suddenly when all the dump trucks were loaded and the debris was nearly gone...
the space began to make some sense
the structure was wonderful hiding above all that asbestos tile
and believe it or not, the foundation was not a big issue, however we did stabilize it
this wood will be used for many other projects
let the master suite begin!
tub before the horse....sitting on our front drive on the Been's wedding day!
reno always takes longer than planned...right?
Are you ready for today?
the sweetest words ever spoken about the love that was made and shared within these wall
- drank a lot of wine
- breathed in a lot of harmful stuff, asbestos being only a small part of it
- talked each other into and out of it more than once
- carried a paint chip of Sea Salt around for what seems like ever
- waited months on marble
- never, never, no not ever...did we give up!
the old kitchen sink becomes the tub area
the walk in shower takes shape
the old living area becomes the master closet
boxes and boxes of rock
the outside is also taking shape
in these two photos you can see where we added the library, atrium and art loft
to connect to the house
not giving up
During this reno we have had 3 weddings, 1 baby, and now a baby on the way
every single reno deserves to have an angel bending near it whispering...
(someone here will have a new baby brother in the late spring)