December 29, 2012

Transformation Complete

Eleven months ago we started the process when we had the porches enclosed and the exterior walls removed to extend our living space a bit, particularly in the kitchen & dining room area. We went back and forth with contractors, two of which screwed the pooch on us before we finally hit pay dirt with a woman contractor who can work most men into the ground. Here's a few "Before & After" shots.

Our Soldier Girl is being redeployed to Afghanistan in three weeks. She was up for Christmas and returned to Ft. Bragg last night. We had a going away party for her in the new digs. Almost thirty people in this:


WoFat said...

Very nice. Our house looks like a library goner mad.

Adrienne said...

Holy Carp!!! What a beautiful transformation!

Doom said...

Wow! I bet you still get the feeling like you are walking into someone else's home? Eh? Maybe not, but if that happened around here, I'd be like, taking off my shoes when I saw that, thinking the owners would want it when I entered. Nice!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Looking good! I realize the pillar is structural, but couldn't it be utilized ?

sig94 said...

WoFat & Adrienne - thank you. For a while there it felt like we'd never be done.

Doom - Yes, I feel like I should make an appointment or knock before entering the kitchen.

Odie - the pillar stabilizes one end of the load bearing beam that crosses the dining area.

Gorges Smythe said...

Looks great!

sig94 said...

Oops, Odie I misunderstood; The house/column materials are cinder block and brick. No way to put shelves in it or something.

Kid said...

Sig, that's beautiful. Enjoy.

And If I'm not back by Tuesday, have a great 2013 please.

Best wishes for your daughter of course.

sig94 said...

Thanks Kid.

All my friends, have a wonderful and safe holiday!

Fradgan said...

The gravy is on the stove. When is the housewarming?

Anam Cara said...

I am so envious! This is wonderful. And I know you think all the wait and frustration was worth it now that you see such a beautiful finished product! Happy New Year in your new kitchen!

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