D-Day July 23, 2013

Phase 2: Demolition and Foundation, Uncategorized

The day started like any other day, Mike and I rolling out of bed a little bit later than we should have, stumbling around the house like hungry zombies until we got our morning coffee pouring through our veins. However, in the air was something different, it held a hint of anticipation muddled with fear…blah […]

July 31, 2013

It’s just a little hole in the wall

Phase 1: Planning

The first day of demolition, or D-day as Mike has casually been referring to it, a.k.a. the true beginning of our possible demise, is tentatively set for this Tuesday, July 23rd. I know what you’re thinking, it’s been like two weeks and we’ve done nothing. Well, we’ve done some stuff, we started packing and we […]

July 20, 2013

Sometimes It’s Just Plain Luck

Phase 1: Planning

Our house “As Built” In order to know where we are going, we had to start with an accurate view of where we were starting. Most additions are build with “as built plans”. “As built” can also be translated into necessary and expensive. It is when the engineer or architectural group comes to the house […]

July 6, 2013

Into the rabbit hole…

Phase 1: Planning, Uncategorized

For more than a year Mike and I have been flirting with the idea to enlarge our current house. We have a two-bedroom two-bath house, four people and two large Labradors. It’s 972 s.f. To some of you this may be perfect, and for us, it works, but it is far from our ideal. When […]

July 5, 2013