New project: Addition

addition_before_after

Well, I guess we’re about to get started.

While Zalm was going condo, my wife and I were planning for a little addition–namely, two floors, office below, bedroom above, with two bathrooms. We’ve known for a while that it would be good to have a little more room in our Cape-style house, and this seems to be the best way to go.

In the process, we’re going to accomplish a few goals:

  1. En suite master bath
  2. Dedicated office space
  3. Finished utility room (at last, at long last–no more plaster chunks falling on us in the laundry!)
  4. Fixing the drainage in the back driveway (this will merit a post by itself)
  5. Removal of the old fixed concrete trash disposal from the backyard.
  6. And getting more space in this tiny little Cape.

And, you might ask, how much of the work are we doing ourselves this time around?

Um. Well. We’re planning to lay a floating floor in the basement. We’ll certainly plan and assemble the storage ourselves. And I think that’s about it, really. Yeah, this time around we’re planning to let the professionals do the work. Because after the last few projects, I think we know our limitations.

So tomorrow, excavation starts in the back yard for the addition foundation. Photos, I guess, to come…

4 thoughts on “New project: Addition”

  1. Yeah, we won’t be looking at a project like that until our next purchase, at least. That’s fine though. Right now, I’m even daunted by the small things that need to be done before we move in. Baby steps, I guess.

    It looks exciting, though. Will it be done in time for winter?

    Also: how’d you do the fancy rendering? Is that Sketchup? I started to mess around with that a while ago, but I didn’t really have the time to learn it, so I just went back to Illustrator.

  2. Thanks, guys. Zalm, I did the rendering via screen grab–which is to say, I simply grabbed the image from the digital copy of our plans that the contractor sent over. I’m not sure what he uses, but I’m betting it’s not Sketchup–probably a CAD package.

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