So much progress has been made this week but it has also been frantically busy with no time to blog. Most excitingly the deck floor has been finished and it looks superb. At the same time on the opposite side of the house, the back landing is nearly complete.
Then presto, the laundry subfloor is down and the frames are up. This laundry is the only new addition to the footprint of Betsy so it is exciting to see it take shape.
This is looking directly at the framing for the new back door and adjacent window. This room will be a laundry/mudroom/entry and it seems will have a lovely view onto the neighbours trees.
This is looking back the other direction through what will be the kitchen, onto the deck. See the schmozzle that is the current junction of the rooflines of the house and grannyflat? And the different heights of the flooring that we discovered last week? We ended up deciding to raise the floor in the laundry and adjacent family room and put the step down only into the end two rooms of the granny flat as it will be less conspicuous there.
Meanwhile, there has been some major destruction in the granny flat, which is almost unrecognisable.
And the new framing to enclose the big sliding windows on the granny flat verandah has all gone in.
and most excitingly, the big steel beam to support the deck roof and bifold doors, is now in position.
When rain arrived at the end of the week, hampering framing progress, the boys made a start on the back stairs instead. Miss Liongirl is proudly demonstrating the new concrete dance platforms.
But it's a reno, so of course it is not all fun and games. Did I mention there are supposed to be louvre windows above the back door for cross ventilation?
There is just the teeny tiny problem of where the heck are they supposed to fit? That brown horizontal lintel added by the engineers, is of course structural and needed to hold up the new roof. Hmm, time for some more