NEWS FLASH: We have launched into an epic remodel of our 100+ year old house! One that's been in the planning stages for over a year now. One that's got so many details it could drive a seasoned project manager mad. One that has me both excited and crazed at the same time.
Now that we have a huge hole in our roof, I'm thinking it's official. For better or worse, this project has begun! I'll be doing some updates along the way to highlight some of the eco-friendly features of our remodel and also talk about some of the compromises we're making along the way.
No, our house won't be LEED-certified green but we're doing the best we can with our limited time, money and resources.
For starters my husband has taken on the not-so-glamorous job of demolition. It's saving us some bucks and also allowing him to tackle some extra repairs and fixes that he's wanted to take care of for a long time. Check out John and the boys peeking out of our 3rd floor!
- A completely new exterior using James Hardie fiber cement siding
- Spray foam insulation for the entire house (major eco-points for this!)
- A brand new roof
- New windows on the 2nd floor (we've already replaced the 1st floor windows)
- A new front porch - similar to what was originally on the house.
- Totally remodeled 3rd floor bedroom - complete with a new bathroom created in a brand new dormer off the back of the house!!
Here's a peek at our 3rd floor bedroom after demolition. Apparently, this room was a playroom once which explains the brightly colored striped floors that were underneath the carpet.