Five months after we closed escrow on Snowberry, architectural plans were completed, permits were obtained and finally … Demo Day!
We arrived early – donuts in hand – to greet our crew and a large dumpster. We’d worked with our general contractor on another house, so we had zero trepidation as the hammers started to swing. It was fun to greet familiar faces, including our project foreman, Tony. We knew we were in good hands.
Two of the happiest days of a renovation project are the day the port-a-potty arrives and the day it departs.
Like a lot of things in life it gets worse before it gets better. What a mess.
With the renovation officially underway I begin making the short 15 minute drive from our temporary home at least once a day to check on progress.
I’ve learned the hard way that letting a day or two to pass by without stopping in can have disastrous consequences.
Look at all the yuk that came tumbling out of the walls and ceiling.
I should have saved this unique tub filler. Kidding.
Occasionally my niece joined me on site visits.
She’s interested in design and I appreciate her views and perspective.
Unlike TV renovations, demo takes longer than a day. Snowberry’s ‘demo day’ lasted three weeks. Three weeks!
With the debris hauled away we were left with a clean slate and ready for the real work to begin.
Our goal was to rebuild Snowberry, staying true to her original character while creating a new and modern functionality.
Thanks for following along with our Snowberry renovation.
Next week we’ll talk about Snowberry’s design inspiration. That means prettier photos.
In the meantime, I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments below.