For the last couple of weeks, I have really doubted that it would ever happen, but here we are:
The roof is done (more less)!
The windows will be fitted next week, but the roof is watertight!
If you have followed this blog and my last entry, you'll know what an immense relief it is to say so :)
The new front gable:
More pictures after the jump.
The back gable:
There's already two new skylights:
Slowly I'm getting a better idea what it will look like :)
In the back you can see what used to be our bedroom.
And this is what it looked like before the new rooftop was built and connected to that part of the house.
(I hope when everything is done we will find our furniture still intact under the plastic cover ;)
Here's what kept the handymen happy while they were working overtime :)
Not that we were lazy, mind you.
Frank and I painted 120 roof boards (twice! To make the gray paint stick)
Hard work, let me tell you!
It looks nice though (from our balcony):
Now phase two of the demolition work can begin...(removing the walls in the second floor apartment)
The boys did some awesome (and rather dusty) work here. Two days and all the walls have been removed!
The hallway, with the dining room to the right.
Looking from the dining room into the open kitchen.
And view from the dining room into the living room.
Like I said, it takes some imagination to look past all the rubble and dirt, but it's taking shape! :)
And most of the most horrendous "dirty work" seems to be done. There's still the new staircase to the upper floor that needs to be built/fit in and I cannot quite imagine what it will look like. We are a bit sad though to have to part with the "old one" but it wasn't possible to keep it (due to construction/stability reasons).