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On the Reno: Part 11

November 6, 2016 - 9:30 pm 3 Comments

Notice here that the much of the interior walls are missing.

This is the kitchen after the partition was removed. The lower half of the walls needed to be relined, the ceiling was non-existent at this point, requiring insulation and plastering.

This is the kitchen after the partition was removed. In the  lower half of the room, the walls needed to be insulated and relined, the ceiling was non-existent at this point, also requiring insulation —and plastering.

 

Since this blog has been appearing now for more than 10 weeks—despite a couple of near-disasters—it might be time to go back and review the renovations that have been taking place. This will hopefully be facilitated by some photographs taken on my cell phone, which I could not access until just now, and this with the help of a charming young gentleman called Jerico, from Applecare. Despite the fact that my mobile phone is not compatible with my computer, Jerico managed to find his way through the technological jungle that had had me flummoxed. Thank you Applecare. Here, courtesy of Jerico’s technological savvy are pictures of the post-re-stumping phase of this very old house’s history, before three of the rooms were re-floored.This is part of the extraction device from the old stove left under the fireplace.dav

The picture on the far left, above, shows part of the extraction device from the old stove left under the fireplace.

This is the kitchen after I had removed the old cupboards and tiling.

This is the kitchen after I had removed the old cupboards and tiling.

This huge fireplace took up most of the kitchen space. It had been concreted over and covered in wallpaper, which I managed to peel off with a razor blade. However, when I finally decided to have this monolith removed, a veritable treasure emerged from the dust and rubble.

This huge fireplace took up most of the kitchen space. It had been concreted over and covered in wallpaper, which I managed to peel off with a razor blade. However, when I finally decided to have this monolith removed, a veritable treasure emerged from the dust and rubble.

 

3 Responses to “On the Reno: Part 11”

  1. Marjorie Dawe Says:

    Reno 11: What a valiant effort? ; such a record of redevelopment; what wonderful tradesmen now classed as friends. Cheryl. You must feel ten foot tall as you look back on this Reno. What a privilege to be the one who happened onto such a historical structure and for you to add another 150 years to its life span.
    XX MD

  2. cheryl Says:

    Thank you for your kind comments, Marjorie. It was great having Dave, Scotty, Sam and John working on the house, and yes, I do feel privileged living here.

  3. vicki Says:

    wow comimg along in leaps and bounds…not long now xx

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