Ryan can be a little... excitable? He likes pretty things. In planning our renovation we discussed everything we wanted and for some reason he requested that we add a turret.
I was too weak to fight.
A turret makes the floorplan a little challenging.
Thankfully by this point we had started budgeting for the project, and he was convinced to dial it back.
We went through many variations of our home plan and eventually settled in September 2018 and proceeded with what we needed in order to get the necessary approvals. Part of the challenge was the fact that our house is so close to the neighbors.' We ended up having to apply for a variance with the county to allow us to rebuild on a slightly different footprint. The variance took extra long as it was delayed by a month as none of the counsellors were available. We got our variance in December 2018.
So tell me Ryan, what are we going to do?
You may remember our list from my last post. We have figured out a plan to address all the issues. Short version: We're lopping off the back of the house, digging a full basement, pouring a new foundation and rebuilding our additions with some minor modifications.
In reality it meant going through the fall and winter in utter misery. Here is what we accomplished! (listed in the order it was accomplished)
During the gut we discovered that the initial entrance of the addition of the home was done by literally removing all the bricks on the back wall of the house and not supporting them with anything. This means we have to install posts and a steel beam under the original house's roof so the whole thing doesn't fall down.
We discovered that the house is actually single brick.
Finally insulated. We have a new level subfloor and new interior walls. Life is good.
Or is it?