Friday, November 5, 2010

Renovation begins

I finally got to work on the new (old) house that is going to be a rental house for family members. Kathy and I went over there to start prepping the walls for painting, but got much more than we bargained for.  The room we started on is for Adam, Kathy's son. We looked at the wall and knew that we had to pull the paneling off. We hoped the drywall layer underneath was adequate but that was not to be. So we had to pull off the paneling and the drywall. Kathy had never done any demolition before so it was new to her.

The drywall was in a "pre-demolition" state when we found it. 

I pulled trim that I hope to reuse. This is a "green" renovation after all.

Kathy got to whack drywall. She found it therapeutic.
This is one of the 3 pieces of insulation that we found in the wall.
That was day one of our part of the renovation of the rental house. My contractor's crew had been hard at work for about a month before we actually got into it. A new furnace is being installed, vinyl flooring and old carpet had already been pulled up. I'll show you where we are now in the next post.

1 comment:

  1. I have enjoyed the remodels that I have helped with. And agree to it being therapeutic! I only wish I could be there to help y'all. Love, Jo Ann P.S. It is great to see these pictures!