Demolition and Construction in the Foyer

Our quest for a front door in this front-door-less house continues. We continue to work in the foyer area. This area will be home to a large storage closet for toys, games, etc, a new coat closet will be in the foyer as well.  And don’t forget the door! We already tore out the Frank Lloyd Wright Stairs, next was to tear out the old kitchen walls. It looked like the below picture when I drove to pick up my daughter from preschool.

picture of Old Kitchen Wall
Old Kitchen Wall

When I got home, it looked like the below picture! My husband and dear father-in-law were BUSY! You can now see into what use to be a full bathroom that was recently turned into a hallway that led to the Guest Bath and our office.

picture of Huge opening made!
Huge opening made!

Although there is a LOT of work ahead of us, it feels so good to hardly be able to even tell where the old kitchen was. The progress being made is so exciting. I can hardly wait to see how our new house will be. It will really feel like a new house when we are done. We’ve left none of the layout downstairs!

picture of Look! No Kitchen Wall!
Look! The old Kitchen is gone!

Thankfully my father-in-law has 35 years of building experience and adding new walls is a cinch for him. He is adding a short wall that will be one side of our large storage closet in the center of our home. Since we have no basement, we decided to add more storage wherever we could. The foyer doesn’t need the space, so this was the logical place to add the extra storage space we need.

picture of Building new storage closet wall
Building new storage closet wall

Next, he is constructing the main wall of the new storage room.

picture of Building a new wall for storage room
Building a new wall for storage room

Finally, the remaining walls are up and drywall has been started! Yes! It is as dusty in my house as it looks like it would be from the above pictures!

picture of Interior walls of new storage room
Interior walls of new storage room

I feel pretty un-helpful recently. I can help with demolition but honestly, I can do about 1/2 of what my husband and father-in-law can do in the same amount of time. I’m just not as strong, that is all there is to it. And as far as doing things that involve skill, I just don’t have it. I’m so thankful for my father-in-law and the countless hours he’s spent in our home. We could never repay him although I’d like to do something nice for him. Any suggestions?

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