I received news that the temporary stairs were installed! Naturally, I stopped by the house to see the progress. And this time, I took plenty of pictures of the 2nd and 3rd floors. Demolition is done. Framing is almost complete. Electrical, plumbing and HVAC rough-in begins. It’s starting to look like home.
Entrance from the vestibule. The new location of the staircase to the second floor. Vertical wood braces are temporary as the structure is secured.
From the living room looking into the dining room (with the kitchen in background). Vertical wood braces are temporary.
Looking through the hallway from the dining room towards the kitchen. Hallway will contain the powder room to the right and coat closet along with basement access to the left. Eat-in kitchen will be past the hallway. Door to garage in the distant right.
In the kitchen and looking back into the dining room and living room. Temporary braces make the pass-through seem smaller.
Stairs coming up to the second floor hallway, followed by 2 steps to the lower portion of the second floor, which leads into the back bedroom and full bathroom (not pictured). The bathroom has completely new floor joists and an interior wall – they were necessary when the old staircase was eliminated.
The back bedroom regained ceiling height by removing the existing low ceiling and installing the new ceiling to the roof’s pitch. This room was originally planned to be a guest bedroom but may become the media room.
The middle bedroom has been framed out and the interior wall with the door has been moved in to accommodate the new staircase and hallway (now each 3 feet to comply with code). This room is perfect as a study.
From the hallway, walk past the middle bedroom and to the front bedroom. The entrance needed to be bumped-in to accommodate the new staircase to the third floor – it flipped direction and became less angled.
The front bedroom was originally planned as the media room but might become the guest bedroom. It faces south and gets plenty of sunlight all afternoon. It’s also across the street from a garden park so there are no neighbors across the way.
Head up the new stairs to a (now boarded) door out to the deck. A hallway leads to an entrance for the master bathroom to the left and bedroom straight ahead .
Vanity on inside wall, toilet and shower stall to the right and laundry room straight ahead.
Entrance of the master bedroom from the hallway. Side wall for bed.
Entrance of the master bedroom again and side wall for the closet space. We regained ceiling height by removing the existing ceiling to expose the ceiling joists (treatment TBD).