Demo: Second & Third Floors

Old houses have a way of surprising you, sometimes in good ways (“Original wooden floors that are likely in decent shape? Jackpot!”) and other times in not so good ways (“Both of your four-story chimneys completely failed during the house lowering – Congratulations!”). While I’m not officially keeping track, if I had to guess, I think it’s probably around 37 – Woodside vs 1 – Us. Along … Continue reading Demo: Second & Third Floors

Renovation Plan: Second Floor

I should’ve known when I proclaimed my excitement for not having to scrape snow off my car in winter once we have a garage that it would snow that weekend … in March. Weird, right? Although I am pretty sure it has less to do with what I write on this blog & more to do with Missouri having some crazy weather. In addition to the garage, I’m also … Continue reading Renovation Plan: Second Floor

Basement

In case you are wondering why there’s been a break in posts lately – no, I did not fall into the groundhog tunnel and barely escape with my life (although, stay tuned because … you never know!). The truth is twofold: First, summer happens to be the busiest time at work for both of us, so between working, working on the house, taking care of … Continue reading Basement

Demo: Kitchen

In every home I visit, the kitchen always seems to be the gathering spot. No matter what is going on in other rooms, everyone clusters around the kitchen. In addition to there likely being a summer kitchen at Woodside, a later extension was added to the north side of the original home to serve as the indoor kitchen. When we bought the house, the kitchen … Continue reading Demo: Kitchen

Demo: Enclosed Porches

As seen in early images of Woodside, the home originally had two open porches on its west end. At some point in history, these porches were enclosed. After many years of exposure to the elements, the porches began to fail and pull on the house. To prevent any further damage to the house, removing the porches was one of our first priorities. We will rebuild the … Continue reading Demo: Enclosed Porches