We're well into the thick of demolition, having ripped out almost all the kitchen plus all the carpet and carpet padding. Demolition isn't nearly as much fun as it looks on TV – my least favorite part is uncovering all the creepy crawlies as well as all the secrets behind the walls. It's no surprise to us that the guest house is a huge spider factory, but the question was how bad it was going to be behind the walls explaining how they all get in. And while we found a lot of big, gross spiders in various states of death we were kind of pleasantly surprised at conditions of the walls – the base has some huge gaping holes which explain the spiders but it will be very easy to seal up so we don't need to rip down and redo all the walls – good news! The ceiling still does need to come down to take out and that redo the recessed lights but the walls save us a bunch of time.
We also still need to cap the sewers line thus the sink base cabinet is still there but besides that all the cabinet in the kitchen are gone. We also were able to get a chunk of the floor up in the corner (revealing all sorts of water pooling and thus more yucky bugs) so we will rip the rest up and resolve the dips in the floor with a little self-leveling concrete.
Here was the beginning of the cabinets coming down.
And the end, of course minus the sink base
Yay non yellow walls!
And in preparation for the impending cabinet delivery we ripped up all the carpet and padding and are working on the tack strips and baseboard molding. In Eric's office where you can really see the spider gap…easy enough…
In the bedroom where we will store the cabinets when they arrive in a couple of days
Cannot wait to get that disgusting carpet and padding out. Next up – bathroom/ceiling demo! Reframing the shower! Electrical!