It’s Week 2 of the One Room Problem, demo is underway, and we’re positively already feeling the stress. It has truthfully been a aggravating week, as we’ve uncovered some unexpected points throughout demo. Renovating usually takes a snowball impact, mates. Haha! Lengthy story brief… we ended up having to maneuver plumbing, electrical, and haven’t had sizzling water for a week- so a brand new sizzling water heater is on the to-do record pronto. Whew! Click on via to see the place we’re at and skim all about it.
In the event you discovered me via the ORC web site, hello there! I’m Sarah, a designer & blogger situated in Salt Lake Metropolis, UT. You possibly can see my present residence renovation right here, in addition to my earlier residence tour right here. My husband, Emmett, and I are renovating our third home. Be part of us as we sort out the formal front room. In case you missed final week’s put up, don’t fear! Catch up right here: Week 1 (earlier than photos, flooring plan, and design plan).
Upon starting demo, we thought “a front room… this shouldn’t be too unhealthy”, till we dug into the partitions. We discovered plumbing and electrical hidden within the partitions that positively wasn’t to code. We additionally realized our gasoline hearth wasn’t arrange in a really secure method. Principally, we added a BUNCH of duties to our to-do record, which has put us behind. We’re nonetheless pushing ahead although. I’m remaining optimistic!
We ripped up the carpet, elements of the subfloor, fully demoed the ceiling, and a part of the hearth…
It was right here that we realized we’d have to take away the sheet rock across the hearth to make the suitable updates to the gasoline line. Our pal (and neighbor) Brant has spent numerous hours serving to Emmett (bless his coronary heart). I captured a hilarious photograph of them inside the hearth engaged on demo. They didn’t discover my Santa Claus jokes very humorous on the time, after a hidden heavy piece of pipe crashed onto Emmett’s foot. The hearth wall was completely rigged… there was a pipe, in a pipe, in a pipe, and the insulation was simply stuffed within the inside with out a barrier (a serious hearth hazard).
After they obtained that concern resolved, Emmett ran new electrical and positioned packing containers for the sconces that can flank our new hearth.
You’ll additionally discover we eliminated the plantation shutters- the doorways and home windows already look a lot better and pure gentle is flooding into the house! I can’t wait to see them cased out with new millwork and painted.
On the opposing facet of the room is the wall the place our built-ins will stay. The bizarre “bumped out” wall to the left homes a bunch of ductwork, plumbing, and electrical.
In opposition to our higher judgement (and tight timeframe), we determined to open it up. It simply felt so cramped. Effectively- it seems that little wall was load-bearing, so Emmett needed to spend further time and vitality redistributing the burden and framing it out. That is additionally the place we bumped into points with our sizzling water heater. The black pipe runs to our basement mechanical room, the place the recent water heater lives. It’s not in a great location and since our water heaters (now we have two) are authentic to the home and tremendous previous & inefficient, we determined we should always simply exchange them. It could resolve our concern of getting this pipe in the best way upstairs, plus it’s a superb funding. Given our big to-do record, we haven’t had time to put in new ones and have been with out sizzling water for every week. Fortunately, now we have nice neighbors who’re letting us bathe at their place!
All of that to say, the wall is gone, the ductwork and pipes are moved, and our built-in wall grew a little bit bit. It does really feel good and open now! That is what the built-in will appear to be…
I’m actually trying ahead to seeing this come to life! We additionally had leftover soapstone from our kitchen renovation, and we’ll be incorporating that into the built-in as effectively.
In order that’s the place we’re at… within the thick of demo. We’re going to begin rebuilding and drywalling this week, and we’re hoping to start putting in the built-in this weekend. Oh yeah- and sizzling water is a MUST. That should occur instantly. The One Room Problem is kicking our butts as soon as once more, however hey- isn’t that what it’s all about? Pushing you to do your greatest and make the inconceivable occur? I’d really feel a lot better about this if we had extra time, however we go away for a European trip subsequent week. Yikes! What did I get myself into? I’m hoping subsequent week after I share an replace with you, this house will look extra like a room and fewer like a building zone! Onward and upward mates.
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