Demolition Derby: Home Edition

DAY 1:

Friday was the first day of demolition. Our contractor Willy and his crew got to work upstairs tearing out the kitchen and that weird trattoria wall. I took my time changing the locks to avoid any strenuous activity but that didn’t last too long. When it was obvious that I hadn’t even broken a sweat, I was quickly assigned the tasks of removing the drop ceiling from the basement and cutting a hole in the wall to the staircase.

Removing the upstairs kitchen

Removing the upstairs kitchen

Counter stays until the plumber comes

Counter stays until the plumber comes

Garbage from the upstairs kitchen

Garbage from the upstairs kitchen

Cutting a hole to get to the staircase

Cutting a hole to get to the staircase

Took down the drop ceiling

Took down the drop ceiling

It was an extremely productive day and at the end I was asked to get a crew together for the weekend to keep the momentum going.

DAY 2:

I managed to convince four friends to help out on Sunday and got there at 9am to get things ready. When everyone arrived, we attacked the future living room and removed all the plaster/slats/drywall. In a couple of hours the room was down to the studs. Cleaning up the mess we made took almost as long as it did to tear everything apart.

Looks like they closed up a double parlor on the main floor

Looks like they closed up a double parlor on the main floor

Wall be gone!

Wall be gone!

Lots of garbage

Lots of garbage

Tons of slats from the old-school plaster walls

Tons of slats from the old-school plaster walls

Several hours later, after two people had to go, the remaining three of us headed to the basement to pull down the ceiling tracks and rip out all of that “amazing” wood panelling.

And removed all the wood panelling

No more wood panelling

After only two days, things have progressed quite a bit with the demo. This stage of the renovation should be completed sometime in the next few days, though I’m sure carting all the garbage out of the house and to the dump will end up taking a heck of a lot of time. I nominate Lee to be in charge of carting and dumping. All in favour say, “Aye.” Aye! Aye! Nay! Aye!

Looks like the “Ayes” have it.

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One thought on “Demolition Derby: Home Edition

  1. Looks like your having to much fun, going to find a part time job for you , keep up the good work. Love Cheryl and Rick bulai ps give the little a kiss for us

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