It's been a long and stressful process but the end results are beginning to show and we couldn't be happier! I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel (and through all the dust)! Thank goodness we are working with an awesome contractor and his really funny crew - otherwise this would've been impossible to get through.
So here are some before and in progress pics.....
|This is Ed. This is what the space looked like before (minus all that gorgeous light). No dry wall. No insulation. Nothing.|
|This is Kyle. They are all daredevils - made me so nervous...they were putting up the structural beam and took off one side of the roof...|
|The day before a storm and we had a little bit of a roof and side wall. I'm sure some critters sought refuge in there every night - but don't tell me - I don't want to know!|
|This is the new side dormer from the back view.|
|I went up and looked out and found this guy...Mr DJ.|
|I was finally starting to feel the creative vibes flowing - we had one side up and one side to go.|
|We used to have stairs in the back of the garage that led up to the space. Eventually that would be closed off - so they had to raise the roof on the entryway to accommodate the new stairs...|
|That's my cutie husband checking out the progress...notice the snow in the valley of the old roof line?! All this was done in the thick of winter. It was bitterly cold - thank goodness the guys had handwarmers - I couldn't do what they do!|
|While the studio was being created...my girls were getting creative leaving a message under our new bedroom rug for any future homeowners...if there ever will be. They were home from school due to the Blizzard on Feb 8th!|
|The sharpies are not acid free...but hopefully they will last a lifetime or beyond under the cover of the rug. I guess we will have to wait 20+ years to see! The girls (and I) had such a blast doing this! I highly recommend it.|