In May we started the final part of our house renovations and it was to turn the garage in to a teen room/guest house as well as a big downstairs office for my company. It went wickedly fast at first. If I just went off to a short meeting I would return to a completely different building. Lately we’ve had to wait for some structural approvals and permits that has slowed us down a few weeks but I want to show you the progress here.
I did a post on Day 1 and Day 2 .
I think last time I blogged about it this was the stage it was at….
They had removed the entire front, and even more to due to some old termite damage. They started digging the foundation which took almost an entire week because hillside properties need extra deep foundations.
A few days later it looked like this…
Every minute it felt like another room showed up.
It was so much fun to see this long awaited plan become reality.
It was incredible to walk upstairs and see the space. This is Luke’s room and terrace. The pictures don’t do it justice as the view is of a huge mountain range. We removed three old shaggy looking trees but kept one to shield a roof top below we don’t want to see.
Our house is full of teenage boys most days of the week and the open floor plan living in the main house I’ve learned can make that a pretty loud experience. To be able to harness all the teen boy energy up here will change the house.
The framing here is for the closet and the bathroom. Along this wall there will be a small kitchenette.
This faces the courtyard. There are three windows looking in to it.
Coming up from our driveway it started peeking out from behind the trees.
Top floor framing getting done.
Roof went up.
This is what it looked like yesterday…
All the old tile that used to be on the garage is now back on the roof so it can match the house.
This will be the new office. Double glass doors out with a deck and a big window all over looking the view. Right now we are sometimes up to four people working in a small temporary office so it will be really nice to get organized and move out here.
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