remodeling stops for no one

They are beginning to tear things up to make room for the spiral staircase from the sewing room into the basement. The door with the shoes on it is the one going into the kitchen ... the wood on the left of the picture is the staircase to the attic:

spiral hole

And our bedroom gets smaller every day ... this photo doesn't really show that, but you can see where the two doors will be. The door to the right with the yellow is the same door that used to go from bedroom to living room, only it has been moved closer to the front door to the house (it used to be on the other side of that wall being created on the left side of this photo). The all-white door to the left is a sliding door that goes into the slots which are currently unfilled on the far left. On the other side of that door is the walk-in closet ... that space used to be part of the bedroom. The bathroom is over on the left, past where the photo ends. (I say all of this for people who tell me they can't always tell where these pictures are, relative to the old way.)

bedroom doors

steven's cave painting

Sometimes I think people underestimate the huge effect my damaged brain has on my ability to deal with spatial stuff. I'm not saying I thought the following drawing was a full, three-dimensional representation of the old computer/new sewing room. But I thought it made perfect sense as a way to show why the walls needed to be torn out. But Robin pointed out that with everything flattened out, the stairs are lying flat on the floor, as are the windows and, for that matter, the wall. So maybe even cave-painters are better than me :-). But here ya go:


another day, another wall

This is that same "wall behind the computer" that I showed yesterday. They've been busy:

more wall behind computer

For those who have been here, that's the fucked-up window, and next to it, what remains of The Wall That Used to Be Behind the Computer.

And now it's the weekend, so no more pix for a few days. I'll add that the wood you see in these pictures is, as far as we can tell, the original wood that was in place when this house was built a hundred or so years ago.

it's getting dusty around here

It's time to face facts: it's really dusty around here these days. Those of you who I ask to come over and watch the big screen, you might consider that and then say "thanks, but I have to sort my sock drawer."

A lot of this stuff looks the same anymore, but as more gets torn up, I try to give you some perspective ... although I know it makes more sense if you've seen what it looked like before.

This is me standing in the old computer room/new sewing room, looking towards the bathroom (to the right) and ... well, there used to be a closet to the left, but as you can see, the closet is gone, as is the wall that surrounded it. To the left and back, you can see through to what used to be the bedroom, and will eventually be a walk-in closet. The new bathroom will eventually extend all the way to that wall on the left, and as far in the direction of where I'm standing to that post over on the left.

towards the bedroom

This is taken from the other side ... from the bedroom, that is, looking back towards where the above picture was taken. Now the bathroom is on the left, of course. The wall has had some work done, as you can see. To the right is the part of the wall that used to separate the bedroom from the stairs to the basement, which will soon be gone forever.

bedroom-bathroom wall

bye bye closet

This is so different looking that I can't even figure out how to show it here. But I'll try. This is taken from inside the old computer room/new sewing room. The door to the left is the one that goes into the kitchen ... off to the right, outside of the picture, is the bathroom door. Before today, there was a wall behind that post in the middle ... before last week, there was a closet. Looking in the background, you can see the door from the living room onto the stairs into the basement. When everything is done, the wall you see on the right will be gone, and the bathroom will extend to the wall on the opposite side of the stairs, and up to that post in the middle.

bye bye closet

This picture is taken from the opposite side ... I'm standing in the living room doorway looking back towards the computer/sewing room. You can see the basement in this picture.

bye bye closet 3

One last picture. This is taken from the computer/sewing room. I'm standing just next to the door into the kitchen. The wall to the right held various boxes and knick-knacks for the last 20 years or so ... it's going to be removed to make more room for the bathroom. That's the door to the living room on the other side, and, of course, the stairs into the basement.

bye bye closet 4

the once and future bedroom

Here. you can see the new bedroom door into the living room, with the front door to the house through that, over to the left and back. The pillars in the front will become the wall that separates the walk-in closet from the bedroom. 

reverse bedroom

This is taken from the opposite side, looking through the soon-to-be-wall towards the bathroom.

closet bedroom

And here, you can temporarily see through the closet wall into the bedroom from another angle. The walk-in closet will have a small doorway ... one of those doors that slides into the wall ... on the side closest to where I'm standing to take this picture.

bedroom closet