Farmhouse Flip: Demo Overview

So here we are...four weeks into this demolition. We were only hoping that this would take a week to do, but here we are a whole month in. The main culprit is our busy schedule; however, the demolition itself keeps turning up surprises.

In the den, where we are putting our master suite, we found an issue with the concrete foundation.

We originally thought that the floor was bowed because the wood under the carpet had gotten wet. Easy fix...just tear up the wood. Nope! Wrong again! (I am doing really good on getting these right, huh?!) The concrete is all bowed up for some reason. Now that has to be jack hammered up and re-poured.

Another issue that we ran into is the ceiling tiles. The original intention was to leave them and sheet rock over them. This was going to hopefully eliminate the mess that comes with pulling down the tiles and the insulation above them. Well, they decided themselves that they didn't want to stay! They just started falling out of the ceiling!

Just in case you were wondering...this is what is above your ceiling...CAUTION: Don't remove unless you are prepared for this!

Just in case you were wondering...this is what is above your ceiling...CAUTION: Don't remove unless you are prepared for this!

I guess the trim around the top of the walls was the only thing holding some of them in place. So...we have just decided to yank them all down so we can see what we have up there. Bray pulled the edge of one tile down in the living room and they all fell at one time in the living room, dining room, and kitchen! It definitely made quick work! We will be replacing the insulation with spray foam now.

We have also discovered 2 roof leaks since we have had the torrential down pour for the last couple of weeks. This is another thing to add to the growing list of things to fix.

So empty and clean!

So empty and clean!

Hardworking...and filthy!

Hardworking...and filthy!

I may have a small dry spell on posting exciting news for a while...or at least as it involves the house remodel. We have hit that point where nothing is fun or very interesting anymore...or at least not to the eye. I may be able to sneak a few pics of the boys trying so hard to be handymen! Next on the agenda is fixing the foundation, removing any trees that can hit the house, dirt work, and rewiring and re-plumbing the house. I'll be getting super excited once the fun stuff starts coming in...like sheet rock, paint, tile, and cabinets!

Also, I plan on redoing the hardwoods myself...so if anybody has an suggestions or tips, I would appreciate it!

Did I mention that the house came with a cat?!?! My mother-in-law named her KC for "Kitty Cat"! None of us have been cat people in the past, but she's growing on all of us. And, I better take good care of her because Mrs. Armilda will get me!

Enjoy the following pictures of our empty shell!

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