We’ve been working on getting the shack to a state where we can start designing the new kitchen and bathroom. The whole house had to be gutted. The good news is that the house only has structural damage in one area — the bathroom. There had been a leak on the roof, and one wall has an entire section that needs to be replaced.

Other fantastic finds is that the house is made of solid hardwoods. It was built in the 1940s, and construction was much more solid than the today’s plywood and plastic.  I also have an idea for the bedroom involving a reading nook. I’ve always wanted a house with a window seat and a library. Perhaps once we put an addition on, I can get both.

Here are some of the photos from the demo:

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Kitchen rafters — some smoke damage, there was never a vent from the kitchen.

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Future bedroom!

 

 


Went home a few weekends ago to take a tour and grab some photos. I must say, I was a little overwhelmed. But if I label these the before pictures, then the after will look so good… right?

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The frontside of the little shack of horrors.

The uh, kitchen. Which will be gutted. Note the attractive subflooring.

The uh, kitchen. Which will be gutted. Note the attractive subflooring.

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This bathrooom needs a sledgehammer and a dumpster. Love the untouched bar of soap mocking me.

This bathrooom needs a sledgehammer and a dumpster. Love the untouched bar of soap mocking me.

The basement horde. We aren't quite sure why its lined with plastic sheeting. I'm sure we'll find out.

The basement horde. We aren’t quite sure why its lined with plastic sheeting. I’m sure we’ll find out.

 

The roof may be the first thing that needs to be fixed!

The roof may be the first thing that needs to be fixed!

The back door. Just a bit dusty

The back door. Just a bit dusty

The bedroom has a unique built in feature. Going to be fun figuring out what to do with it..

The bedroom has a unique built in feature. Going to be fun figuring out what to do with it..