Monday, January 5, 2015

Ground Zero

 It's hard to feel like there's progress being done to our home when it still looks like this!
Let me take you on a "ground zero" tour.  Be careful though.  Don't step on a nail!

This is the kitchen, looking through the wall to the master bath, bedroom and dressing room.

We are still standing in the kitchen but looking the opposite direction to our kitchen sitting area.
The window will be centered, offering a view to the center atrium that leeds to the roof deck.

Bear is not sure about all of this!
We are looking at the stairs that go down to the family room and two guest bedrooms, as well as the garage.

This is the master bathroom.

This will be the master walk-in closet.
The small window on the right will go away and the larger window will be smaller with a window seat underneath.  This was a guest bedroom next to the master and we chose to cannibalize it and make it into a glamorous master dressing room instead.

The stairs will get a minor adjustment and new rails.
I'm planning on a seagrass runner, bordered in black.

It's hard to imagine that this will be the family room.  
A wet bar will be at the far end of the room.  I'm planning on putting a sectional in here and placing the television over the mantel.  While it's not the typical design choice I would make, I'm learning to adjust and this will make for a more comfortable room for everybody.

This will be my mother's room.  It is actually being totally reconfigured.
The outside door will be replaced with a window and the entrance to the room will now be from the hallway at the bottom of the stairs instead of the family room.  
While small, it will be cozy and will offer privacy for her.

Our house is now "ground zero," because the only where to go from here is up.
And it begins today.
Today, the framers will begin to frame out the new walls that were relocated and start to put "humpty dumbty" back together again.
Stay tuned....

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On The Porch For Metamorphosis Monday.

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15 comments:

Kathysue said...

I know it can be daunting to go through this process, but with your design eye and getting to reconfigure and do what you want it will be so worth it in the end. I am so excited for you,
xo Kathysue

Patricia said...

This is very exciting ! Can't wait to see what you do - your previous home was absolutely my favorite home ever - I have no doubt that this one will be my next favorite ever....Keep us posted !

Marlis said...

Sounds amazing, looks like lots left to do. I am so thankful you are taking us with you on this journey. It will be beautiful! Xo Marlis

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

This is a wonderful way to start a new year! Exciting and so fun watching as it evolves!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I didn't know you bought a new house. How fun to renovate it. Can't wait to follow along and see the reveal at the end.

Cyndy said...

LOL I can almost smell the sawdust! Even though you're starting from scratch, being able to see the 'bones' of your new house means no unpleasant surprises down the road. And you know that once they start putting up the drywall, it will come together very quickly!

Judy said...

I can;t wait to see you put your special stamp on this new home...thank you for sharing the journey with us.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Looking forward to following along and seeing all the changes being made!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

This will be fun to go along on this journey with you. I can remember when we were at this stage too. In fact, I sometimes walk through the house and can see it just framed out:) Plus I have all the pictures. If you do any electrical or plumbing work be sure to get pictures of what will be hidden behind the walls, it sure comes in handy!!!!

Katherine said...

We just spent the last two years doing a renovation/addition. I remember taking pictures of the house during the construction phase and trying to explain to family what future room they were looking at.
It's an incredible feeling wandering through the progress and starting to see your vision come together.


charlieandjo said...

You are going to love this new layout so much. I can hear lots of great thought into what will really work for you. Master suite -- oh yeah! Jo @ Let's Face the Music

Segreto Finishes said...

I can already tell this will be a beautiful home- thank you for sharing the tour! I look forward to following along!
xo. Leslie
Segreto Finishes

Scribbler said...

This is highly exciting! It will be fun to vicariously experience how it all comes together. I do have one curious question, though: are you putting in a dumbwaiter or elevator? I was thinking about lugging groceries up all those stairs!

Sarah said...

Taking a structure down to the studs is a scary thing. I know it is a huge project, but no doubt you are going to have a gorgeous new home when all is done. I'm eager to follow along as you proceed, Delores. Thanks for taking us along on this journey!

Curtains in My Tree said...


It's so exciting to get a home make over I am sure.
I wish when I was younger I had made more changes to my house
Can't wait to see your completed projects

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