Those of you who know me, and/or have read my posts in the last 2+ years, are probably aware of the fact that I have been having my attic remodeled. The idea came to me about 2 1/2 years ago, when the mother of my grandson was complaining about the high cost of her rent. She jokingly said, "I'll just come and move in your basement." Well I got to thinking, and I said, "Why can't we remodel the attic instead?" There was a lot of space up there, and I figured if I cleaned it all out, a contractor could remodel it, and make it livable for my grandson, and his mother.
I found a contractor on July 29, 2009. Work began on my attic in March of 2010. I have had a wild rollercoaster ride. Lots of good things happened. Lots of bad stuff happened as well. However, now that my project is finally done, I thought it might interest a few MiceChatters to see some of the photos that I have taken in the last 2 1/2 years.
This first batch shows my attic how it used to look before I emptied it out.
This next picture shows an empty attic from the front, looking toward the back door.
This is my house. The front of it. Technically, it is a 2-flat. I live on the first floor. I have a basement, with a small living space in the front. I have a 2nd floor apartment, with a tenant who has lived there the entire time that we have. I just wanted to move my tenant out, and offer that apartment to the mother of my grandson, but my husband would not let me do that. So the Attic Adventure started instead.
This is my house from the back.
I remember the day that the work finally began. I had high hopes that it would be a speedy process. Oh, how wrong, I was about that. I never had much trouble with the actual laborers that did the work. I would later find out that hiring my General Contractor so quickly, was not the best decision that I have ever made in my life.
This next batch of photos shows the process of building the dormer. The dormer was needed primarily for the construction of the bathroom, and of course to let more light into the attic.
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The following are some photos that I took during the dormer building process. The workers would leave for the day, and I would head upstairs with my camera, before it got too dark.
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This is the attic floor, before they leveled it.
This is the attic floor after it was leveled
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This is what the dormer looks like from the outside.