Friday, January 11, 2013

Our Home: Construction Begins

Hi Everyone! I planned on posting the changes we are making to our homes layout yesterday, but needed more time to play around and learn an online floor planner. I'll share the floor plan changes we've made next week. 

I plan on sharing on the construction progress on our home every Friday, along with doing an upcoming blog post about the process of re-building our home so far (insurance stuff, picking a contractor and making changes) Here's a reminder of how our home looked after being completely gutted do to asbestos being discovered after the fire. In case your a new reader to my blog, we lost over 97% of our belongings and house due to a fire in July 2012 you can read more about the fire here. Lots of progress has started on our house this week, which has given me mixed emotions, I'm happy things are finally progressing but sad because a part of what we worked so hard to create is being tore down again. First it was seeing our house and belongings damaged do to the fire, then it was realizing almost all of our belongings would be a loss due to fire, smoke and asbestos damage. I mourned and those days and have tired my best to move on, but seeing the new demo hurt all over again. I know all that sounds strange, so please bear with me. Throughout this whole process of dealing with the house fire, loosing almost all our belongings I try and reminded my self daily, to count my blessings. 

Here's a reminder of how our home looked before the fire. We painted our home a shade of grey (diy of course) updated the lighting, rolled out sod and painted our front door a cheery red. We loved how our little house looked, after giving it some serious TLC. In short we bought the uglist house on the block and worked to transform it. 



Our house now, the garage has been completely torn down. You may noticed my neighbors house is also being re-done, the fire started at their house still unknown causes ( it was empty at the time) and then spread to our home. Our neighbors house is coming along nicely. 





If you look closely you can see all the scars on the interior walls from the fire. 





View from the inside the kitchen looking onto what was once the garage.


This is the back our the house and our bedroom window, this is one of the changes we are making to our existing floor plan. I'm super excited about this change! 


Next week, I'll share our floor plan changes both big and small! Have you done in floor plan changes on your home ? Any ideas of what we are planning back there?

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18 comments:

  1. This must be so exciting and heartbreaking at the same time. I hope you're back in your "new" and fabulous home sooner rather than later!

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    1. I'm hope the house looks amazing, can't wait to move back home!

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  2. Thanks for sharing all of this. I'm sorry for your loss, but excited about your new beginning!

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  3. I am so excited that work has begun on your house!

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  4. I'm really excited for your family. You have been through so much. I just home the you enjoy this new part of the process. You will have a beautiful home again to share with your sweet family.

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    1. Thank you Nikki:) So looking forward to moving home :)

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  5. Happy for YOU! I would not be surprised if this is a kitchen family room combo...just a guess!

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  6. So excited to see everything come together!

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    1. Thanks Lauren, I'm getting excited so looking forward to moving home:)

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  7. Although I completely understand your mixed emotions about the progress on your home, I am also so excited for you guys. I know everything will work out for your family. So happy that you are able to rebuild.

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    1. Thanks, Brandi its been a long road we are so excited to see progress finally happening :)

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  8. Wow! So much has happened! Congratulations. I hope the rest of construction goes well!

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  9. I’m sorry that your house was affected by the fire. I just hope that no one was injured. It looks like construction is going really well on your home. Is it nearly finished by now?

    -- Kevin Noel --

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  10. It’s good to hear that you are doing better after the fire incident. I read your previous posts and I can sense how devastated you were about what happened. Dealing with the effects of the incident is much harder than the incident itself. You have to pick up the pieces and start again – and I think you are doing a great job in that department! {Cayla Dupont}

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    1. Hi Carla, thank you for your words of encouragement it means so much to me, I'm learning to take it day by day and count my blessings :)

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  12. I’m a new reader to your blog. I’m sorry to hear what happened back last July 2012. House fire could be the most devastating thing that could happen to a home. And now things have progress a lot, you’re strong and good to still count on your blessings. Thanks goodness nobody got hurt in your family, Katrina. Those material possessions could be replaced. And by the look of things, you too are coming along nicely. Good luck!

    Mary Martin

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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! Best, Katrina

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