Remember this? Not no more!
Since the day we bought the house, Beau has been dying to take a sledge hammer to every wall, ceiling, floor...anything within reach. I had more than a couple concerns with his agenda. First, his time is better spent completing the triplex. Second, it's really labor intensive work and very physically demanding, not to mention, time consuming. Third, the smell of the home, combined with the chemicals and dust that he'd be exposed to during the process were major health concerns. And lastly, and the only argument Beau would listen to, trash removal in the city is a nightmare. Not only is it very costly to rent dumpsters and then dispose of their contents, but permits and space to put those dumpsters is an additional nightmare. With all of my many reasons backing me up, Beau got wise and got a couple of quotes from neighborhood contractors and finally decided on his preferred wrecking crew.
We were told the job would take 3 men, 4 days. We are at day 7 and counting, so we definitely feel like we got our money's worth. Beau was a bit jealous at first, but I think he's coming around as he gets to enjoy the progress and none of the back aches.
When we walked in the door on the first day of demo, this is what greeted us. Looks like progress.
And this was even better. Before and after.
Here I'm standing in the guest room and looking towards the front of the house.
And looking the other direction.
And here's Beau trying to get in on a little bit of the action. Buhbye chimney.
The second day showed a bit more progress on the first floor.
Grossy kitchen, goodbye.
And a little more wreckage.
Day 3 and the second floor got a little more attention.
On day 4, we came in to find a nice big pile of plaster.
A little more demo to the living room.
And a little bit tidier second floor.
I love the lone toilet. Do you think they were still using it?
We discovered where the plaster pile came from...
(I don't own appropriate shoes for this)
Somehow, nothing is in focus here, but I liked the angle anyways.