Re-Constructing Home-Part 10: Moving Out

Even before Bethany and Derek started their renovation journey, they knew the construction would bring their home to a point of inhabitability—at least for a while. After all, the plans called for removing the entire back wall of the house. Although the makeshift quarters Bethany and Derek created pre-renovation had a camping feel, living without a back wall would be a little too reminiscent of actual camping. Except with excavators, saws, and hammers. And then there was the minor detail of removing the entire back section of the roof to consider…

Re-Constructing Home-Part 9: Progress

Waiting for renovations to begin can be maddening. Or tedious. Or both.

Permits must be obtained. Plans must be meticulously drawn. And revised. And revised again. A seemingly unending list of inspections must occur. In the prepping-for-renovation stage, there’s a lot of hurry up and wait. But all this mind-numbing waiting pays off in one glorious symbol of progress…

The orange fence.