Rooftop Addition: Moving Day

Hallelujah! We are substantially complete with the project and we had movers come this weekend.  We are working on furnishings and window treatments, hanging art and unpacking.  We will settle in a bit and then I will get some professional photographs taken of the space and post them on the website. (more…)

Rooftop Addition: Minor Setback (!)

Major renovations have many moving parts and, usually, at least one thing goes wrong along the way.  In this case, we have had some problems with the ‘stone’ that is going up on the walls of our bathroom.  (more…)

Rooftop Addition: Almost There…

Thanks Julia for the great choices shown in the last post.

This current blog installment is a hodge-podge of pictures showing the progress on the site since last time.  I think the house will be move-in-able by the end of the month if we choose to get in then.   (more…)

Rooftop Addition: Status Update

As plumbing and electrical and mechanical work are ‘roughed-in’ and we are getting ready to close our walls with sheetrock, I thought I would step back for a minute and look at the bigger picture both with schedule and budget. (more…)

Rooftop Addition: Closing Up

We got a roof on the front deck and got the walls closed up with new windows at the rear and sliding doors at the front. We have framed up all of the interior walls and ceilings and even got our fireplaces installed. We are now ready for the plumber, electrician and HVAC sub to start their work. (more…)

Rooftop Addition: Opening Up

A lot has happened since the last installment. We tore off the roof, opening up the house to the elements. It rained hard (as predicted) but not much made it in to the house. (more…)

Rooftop Addition: The Roof

The addition is now all ‘bulked-out’ and the true size and shape can be seen. We are on the verge of tearing the existing roof and starting to close the building back up.

Roof 1 (more…)

Rooftop Addition: The Wall

Our new rooftop addition will be framed in the same way as the rest of the house – joists spanning from the party wall on one side to the party wall on the other side. One neighbor’s house is one story taller than ours, so the party wall is already built up. On the other side, we need to build up the party wall to the height of our addition. (more…)