Home windows + Doorways • Kath Eats


I’m again with one other renovation replace!! This time we’re specializing in framing, home windows, doorways, and trim. See all the renovation posts right here. Observe alongside in actual time on Instagram right here

The framing of our home is sort of completed!

All the partitions have been framed, and the crew simply completed up a number of the outside trim work final week. Whereas the variations aren’t as dramatic as when half the home was lacking, it has been SO EXCITING to see the areas come to form!


I’ve been dreaming of the day once I may stand within the eating room and look to the far wall of the brand new kitchen!

You possibly can see the place the wooden flooring ends and the plywood begins the place the previous kitchen wall was. 

The way it appeared earlier than: 

A lot depth!

Right here is the reverse view from kitchen seeking to eating room:

You possibly can see a number of the inside partitions at the moment are framed.

The view from the kitchen sink:


I’ve stated 1,000,000 instances in individual and some instances in weblog posts: I had no thought we have been doing this a lot work. The home is principally gutted apart from the lounge and boys rooms. Your entire upstairs is gutted and the entire kitchen.

Thomas has answered me 1,000,000 instances that it’s simply simpler to demo one thing like a ceiling and rebuild new than to attempt to restore and work with present. That’s why he determined to demo the plaster kitchen ceiling. In doing so, he discovered $300 price of copper that he bought for money! So it was price it. 

Insulation Is Thomas’s Center Title

He is a large fan of “sealing within the envelope” of a home and making it as vitality environment friendly and inexperienced as attainable. Our primary flooring partitions have NO insulation behind the previous authentic plaster!! Our home is fairly drafty within the winter, and he’s sealing off each wall he can with trendy insulation. 

You possibly can see right here within the mudroom he’s framed a brand new wall over the opposite one. He needed to do that in the lounge and children’ rooms too, however since these rooms are small to start with he determined towards it (at the very least that I do know of, haha!)

Pantry + Mudroom

Talking of the mudroom, the mudroom alcove is coming alongside! This was initially going to be a room with a door – virtually like a giant walk-in closet – however we felt it closed every thing off an excessive amount of so we determined to make it extra of a nook. 

Earlier than:

The brand new mudroom is the place the previous coat rack was – it simply goes again into that cavity past within the storage!

Right here’s the way it began with the storage door open:

The three home windows have been framed first:

This wall may have white plank siding over it will definitely so it’s received’t seem like a storage door anymore.

Pantry + Mudroom Partitions

The pantry is on the suitable and the mudroom on the left right here. The pantry has 2 of the home windows in it and the mudroom one. 

View from lounge / entrance door into new mudroom:

Utility Closet

The final “room” to be constructed was this little utility closet! 

Earlier than:

It can have storage for brooms / vacuums and shelving for issues like reusable luggage, trash luggage, hand vac, and extra. Two double doorways will shut it off. 


Our Closets

Upstairs our closets have taken form! Initially I used to be going to have the one on the left – the one with the fireside and odd form – however we determined I’d have the one on the suitable as an alternative because it’s extra spacious. 

My closet (in vast angle mode)

The door to the attic / storage room will likely be in thoughts, however I’m hoping we are able to get one with glass so I can get some pure gentle from the attic window. 


We additionally discovered MOLD within the stairwell the place there was a giant insulation concern!! Gross!!!

That wall has now been demoed. And the insulation points will all be fastened!

The View!!!

I took this pic on a sunny day final week. They normally have plastic over the home windows (till the brand new ones arrive in Might and will be put in) and it was so beautiful with the daylight pouring in!

A reminder that this was the earlier than view….!

Our Bathe

Oh yeah, and our bathe has been mapped out! The inexperienced half will likely be a pleasant 3-shelf area of interest for our merchandise. 

Inspiration picture:


The Entrance Porch

The entrance porch is getting some minor repairs to its ceiling and trim.

When the eliminated the previous ceiling they discovered one of many beams had completely rotted as a result of the flashing was completed incorrectly! It truly is loopy 1) how a lot goes on behind the outer layers of a home and a pair of) how harmful moisture is! 

Additionally they took this window out!

Enjoyable truth: it was put in the wrong way up 🙂 

Basement Work

One of many main issues we’re doing is a brand new drain to the kitchen sink, which had backed up 5-10 instances of the 8 years I’ve lived right here. The week I moved in spray foam clogged the drain and I’ve had issues ever since! We’re getting a completely new drain by the again aspect of the home, and they also demoed a portion of the basement to create space. 

The zip plastic jogs my memory of E.T. ! 

Subsequent Up: The Roof

Over the following few weeks the main focus will likely be on HVAC, plumbing, and electrical so I’m undecided there will likely be a lot to see. 

However the subsequent massive factor needs to be the brand new steel roof!! Adopted by home windows : ) 

See all the renovation posts right here

Observe alongside in actual time on Instagram right here



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