Thursday, June 27, 2013

Another renovation!

We thought we were finished with renovations, but it wasn't to be.  The upstairs of our house on Yukon is a funky one-bedroom apartment that we've rented to students and young people for the past 30 years.

Here's what the kitchen looked like.  Kind of cute but definitely funky.

Now we're embarking on a major upgrade, with the help of our friend Sue. She has done lots of renos over the years and is going to help us with the final one, to get the space ready for her to live in.

The main change will be the removal of the wall between the kitchen and the living room to create one large living space.  This will allow light from all directions and enable a creative floor plan for kitchen and living.

This is the wall looking from the living room . . . . .  and the kitchen.

The renovation started yesterday when Harry pulled out the arborite counter to find this ancient wallpaper.

The renovation will also require new drywall, new flooring, cupboards and maybe an island, plus updated plumbing and electrical. We're going to spend the rest of the summer working on it.  I'll keep you posted.

PS:  Are we crazy?


  1. No your not, because I am remodeling two bedroom and each one has a bath.
    If your crazy well so am I.
    I can't wait to see more photos.

    cheers, parsnip

    1. I guess we're both crazy then. Seems to me your bedrooms were pretty up-to-date though! I'll keep you posted on our progress.

  2. Just like archaeology, isn't it? I like the open plan idea - it sounds wonderfully light and airy. Not sure if you're crazy or not. I find renovating exciting until it gets to the dusty, dirty part. But then I keep imagining how clean it will be.

  3. Yes, it is archeology. We found evidence today of an old chimney fire the blackened the lath. Plus layers of ancient wallpaper. Sadly the dusty part continues for a while since we'll be redoing drywall too. But onward and upward!

  4. No, you're not crazy. It'll just take awhile.


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