In fact, that is the only historical information we have on how the home looked originally.
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It all starts with the foundation.
This is true for anything we create. A stable and solid foundation allows fantastic things to grow and flourish. And that's exactly where this projects gets underway - laying a foundation: footings, stem walls, and slab.
But to be honest, it sure feels like this is a surprisingly large footing for such a small addition. It's a massive amount of effort, concrete and investment for only about 152 square feet (the kitchen addition).
We're hoping this is so well built that it'll last another 100 years easy.
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As exciting as it is to focus on the end goal, we wanted to take a minute to share and appreciate where we are starting from on this huge renovation project.
The contractor is ready to roll, and so are we. We've removed all the small trees that lived along the north side of the property where the tiny addition is going for the new kitchen, and even moved two huge raised planters from the space to another part of the garden - to get out of the way.
Here's a short video to give you a feel for what we are starting with and an idea of where we are going.
And, if you missed it you might want to catch our Intro Video here.
Finding a Contractor in the Wild West. Who would have guessed that this is almost as a big a project as the actual construction?