Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The wall is down

The wall between the kitchen and living room in the upstairs suite is down. I'm surprised that it went so fast actually.  We started chipping away at the plaster on Thursday, and by Monday morning Harry was able to remove the studs so we could se the opened up space.

Here's Sue walking through the door  between the living your and kitchen. You can see where we put our hammer through the plaster to see what was behind it -- a chimney.

And here's the wall with all the plaster and lath removed.  
The demotion dames are looking quite pleased with themselves. 

You can get an idea of the amount of plaster from the bags in the bedroom waiting for the rubbish bin.

Now that the plaster's off you can see the walled-in chimney between the studs (and some of the debris from the walls). In the early days there was a wood burning heater vented into the chimney on each side.

The wallpaper we found behind
some shelves is another relic from an earlier time.

Here are two views of the enlarged room. The space is now completely open except for the chimney, which will remain.  On the living room side we'll install an electric fireplace. 

The next step is to design the kitchen and contact the drywallers.  It's pretty exciting.


  1. Goodness this looks so much better.
    Smashing things and making things go boom is so much fun.

    cheers, parsnip

  2. Can't wait to see the finished product! Looks great!

  3. Wow! That is an incredible amount of work. Finding that patch of wallpaper is amazing! I hope you saved it to be framed or something.

  4. A tremendous amount of work, but it looks worthwhile!


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