Because of this:
|Don't ask about the spaceman boots. We don't talk about the spaceman boots.|
So, basically, our couch doesn't fit in either of the rooms downstairs. Solution? Tear down the stupid wall!
Here are some pictures to give you a general idea of what we're working with. . . .
So, now you have an idea of the space. We think it'd be a much more useable space without the wall in there. So we've hired a contractor to take it out. We would do it ourselves but it's load-bearing wall and we don't have enough blind courage to tackle that.
Over the weekend while Grandpa P (GP) and JG were wandering around the crawl space (looking at something else) Gramps noticed that the
stupid wall we were planning on tearing down had a drainage pipe
running right down the middle of it... meaning the nice reasonable estimate the nice contractor gave us would exponentially increase if he had to hire out a plumber. Fortunately GP is a plumber WITH a Oregon AND Washington license! So, after filing our permit for the plumbing we were able to re-route everything through a different
wall. After a day and a lot of holes in the wal we were able to re-route everything and save a boatload of money.
|Dismantling the fireplace was not part of our plan. JG went rogue when nobody was looking.|
So, the remodeling process started a little earlier than we anticipated. We are still waiting around for an engineer's approval before the contractor can start with the big business.
There is no turning back now!