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: