May 21, 2012

Slideshow: A Second Wall Comes Down

(Hover over the slideshow and you will see arrows to scroll forward and backwards)

First, I have to say a very big thank you to my cousin.  Cousin, if you are reading: THANK YOU!  We couldn’t have done it without you!

We’ve wanted to take down the wall between the living room and the office since we first looked at the house.  We knew it would be difficult because this used to be the exterior wall of the home and made of concrete block.  Opening up the wall would require a beam. We needed to have professional help; that help happened to be my cousin.  He volunteered his time to help us out, and we couldn’t have done it without him.  As you can see in the slideshow, he did a great deal of the work.  And before we even started taking down the wall he had already been at work in our yard cutting down dead trees!

The indent in the left side of the wall in the picture below used to be a door to a porch.  At some point the porch was enclosed and turned into part of the house.  They turned the old doorway to the porch into a bookcase on the office side and opened up an old window into the current doorway (we found evidence of the window when taking the wall down.)

After pictures coming soon!

Check out the other wall we took down.

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