In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb: A Story of Demolition and Rebuilding
Happy March (a day early if you’re in North America)! You know what they say… In like a lion (demolition). Out like a lamb (rebuild).
The weather was so warm last week that I found myself talking about April starting this week. Maybe my cognitive functioning isn’t what it used to be and now I’m blaming the weather? In a few short years I’ll be able to use menopause as an excuse for EVERYTHING. Ha!
Let’s talk about The Ashland House, shall we? I visited last Thursday and Friday and found myself getting a little teary eyed. I don’t know what I did to deserve such an amazing place to live. We’re so fortunate!
If you’ve been following along since this past August these before/during pictures will be a review for you.
In Like A Lion
This was the back of our house after demolition.
Demo In July 2015
At one point this was our basement floor.
Original Kitchen – I loved the clever sink!
Looking at this picture brings back so many memories. And smells. It wasn’t that bad. We could have lived in the house for a few years before construction. But then we’d be living in the house for a few years before construction.
Original Bathroom AKA Ode to Linoleum (By the way, we TOTALLY kept that original door hardware.)
Mr. OPRFLife just looked over my shoulder and asked me if we were going to use this shower door in the kiddo’s bathroom.
Basement Bathroom. I’ll let the picture speak for itself.
Original Basement Stairs
Original Dining Room – Check out the staining on the wood floors.
Original Entryway. This part of the house is the least unchanged to date. The light fixture and the door hardware are staying. We also had the doors restored.
Out Like A Lamb
Here’s what’s going on at the house now:
Here’s what the kitchen looks like so far. Our awesome Architect (Debra McQueen if you’re curious) suggested we relocate it from the North side of the house to the South side for more light.
Don’t get all excited about the gap between the ceiling and the upper cabinets. We’re getting crown moulding.
Dining Room as of last week. We opened it up into the kitchen. You might not be able to tell because the cabinets (cupboards if you’re Canadian) weren’t put in when this picture was taken.
Close-Up: Linoleum-Free First Floor Bathroom
Vanity for the first floor bathroom (Jack and Jill). I just love those bunn feet.
What the back of the house looks like now.
Where that “charming” basement bathroom used to be.
The Entryway. Not the most recent picture but you get the idea, right?
That’s all for now. Wednesday I plan on making a final decision on kitchen countertops.