West Asheville Overhaul – Demolition

If you remember from my first post about this project, I proposed demolition of some of the existing add ons and new square footage at the front of the home, along with a two story addition on the back.

Well, there just happened to be a very large tree located extremely close to the front corner of the home, creating a problem for the add on.  No one likes to have to order that a tree be cut down, but it helped that the pine was extremely messy and more than likely, diseased, so the owners willingly hired a tree service to come in and remove it.  Turns out, there were several other trees on the property that may have eventually caused problems, so they had them removed as well.  In the long run it will not only eliminate a lot of seasonal debris, but will also give them much more light on their lot, and in their home.  

Side of house from yard pre demolition

Work in progress.  

And she’s down.So now that that’s taken care of, demo begins in earnest. Removal of all windows and the faux stone on the front of the house where an addition to extend the living area will be.

While in the back of the house…..

No more illogical add ons on the back.  This will now be the back wall of the kitchen.

Things are starting to happen on the inside of the house as well.  Drywall is all being removed and replaced.  (They like to call it sheet rock in the South). 😉

No more privacy in that toilet room!

And the wall between the living room and laundry room is gone.

Meanwhile, upstairs……..this used to be the bathroom.

Looks like the tub surround and toilet has found a temporary home until they pitch it out the gaping hole on the side of the house.  

It’s going to get worse before it gets better, so hang on!!!!

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