Back on December 8th, I wrote the post Adding On. A lot of people have been asking for more photos and progress. I posted 55 photos on Facebook today. Here, I’m going to post one photo for each day that I took photos. I take photos every day work is done. However, because of the weather in December and January, work wasn’t done every day. For the record, our contractor is Stanley Nelson of Bay Area Baths. (And to show you how much I have adoption on the brain, I initially typed “Baby Area Baths”. *sigh*)
Once again, here’s what the area looked like before:
First, Stanley had to take down the existing deck/balcony, which came off of the master bedroom.
Consequently, we had French doors to nowhere:
We had to dig up the cement patio:
Jack really enjoyed watching that. We had to take all of the glasses out of the cupboards, the vibrations were so large.
So, we were left with a big mud pit for several days:
That tarp stayed on the back of the house for a month. The foundation work started…
and because of the weather, it seemed to take forever.
But, the inspector came and gave the OK to pour cement.
Here, you get a view of the entire backyard. To get to the backyard, we had to go through the garage.
Then, of course, the holidays intervened. Work started back up in January with the framing.
It only took them a few days.
At that point, we kind of had an inside and an outside.
And then we had walls:
Through it all, the inside of the house was a mess, as you can see through the slider. We also got windows at this point.
And the ceiling in the dining room was torn up for electrical work, which the cats found fascinating.
The ceiling remained this way, and more holes were cut.
For awhile, all the work that was done was electrical and HVAC, so there really wasn’t any progress to show.
Then, building picked up in earnest.
Then the roof was put on. It’s going to be a deck/balcony again.
The lathing happened next:
Then came the insulation, and we got a door!
Once we got the outside door, they removed the slider.
Then, the sheet rock came in. And now, the dining room is filled with dust.
That brings us to yesterday, when they painted over the seams in the sheetrock.
And that brings us to today. Stanley started putting up the handrail for the deck/roof.